CP exclusive: Ontario proposes new rules for bottled water companies

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By Keith Leslie, Ottawa Citizen, October 17, 2016

TORONTO - Ontario is proposing a two-year hold on the creation or expansion of bottled water plants as the government moves to strengthen the rules around water taking permits.

The Canadian Press has learned the province plans to impose stricter scientific requirements for water taking permits such as studies on the cumulative impact of the practice on local supplies, especially during droughts.