The water in Greely, Ont. is getting more toxic
Metro Ottawa

By Kieran Delamont, Ottawa Metro News, September 17, 2017

Some residents of Greely are facing rising levels of nitrate in their drinking water as a housing development that the city previously rejected based on threat of contamination gets set to begin construction.

According to the 2016 drinking-water quality-management report, which will go before the city’s environment and climate change committee on Tuesday, the nitrate level in the city-operated Shadow Ridge well system, which serves the Greely area, rose by 27.5 per cent in 2016, reaching 5.1 mg/L — just over halfway to 10 mg/L, at which point the water is considered dangerous to drink.

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