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I lived in the area for 35 years and that water should be protected now that the area has received such publicity. Simcoe County will try once again to capitalize on this, but all of us who protested their attempts to destroy it via Site 41 will remember all too well how precious this resource is. Please, don't allow corporate vultures to destroy this.

Submitted by joan on Sunday, January 31, 2016


I'm going to give this water a shot after a coworker mentioned it. I'm constantly thirsty on tap or reverse osmosis water and he mentioned he's been drinking the water from Elmvale for years and feels really good doing so. Is anybody else regularly drinking the water? Do you boil it first? He's mentioned he just drinks it straight from his bottle.

Submitted by Charlie on Saturday, January 30, 2016


Midnight water trucks filling up? Well, if we could stop the constructions trucks at Site 41, we can stop the midnight water trucks, dammit! Look out!

Submitted by Elaine on Saturday, January 30, 2016


This water has been known to locals.....forever. Too bad this has gone viral as now there will be an influx of people, not to mention the midnight water trucks that take advantage and sell this water. It has always been the best water and hope it does not get ruined by people trying to cash in. I only fill up when I am in the area to visit family but do not take advantage as not fair and hope others will respect this gift.

Submitted by Diane on Thursday, January 28, 2016


I stop in Elmvale every week and fill some water cooler jugs. I absolutely love the taste of it. And too know I'm drinking some of the best water in the world makes me feel great!!

Submitted by Greg on Tuesday, January 26, 2016


Where can I get more information about the Pit and what has been going on? I would like to get involved if I can.

Submitted by Elena on Sunday, January 17, 2016


Yeah, let's make a tourist attraction to profit something that should be free for everyone.

Some people are plain idiots.

Submitted by Blake on Tuesday, December 29, 2015


To the publisher. We are NOT anti-gravel pit ect. , all in our group use these resources . But there are rules in place to protect our other resource Drinking Water, and we beleave that they have not been followed. As you can see more people in the area are becoming very concerned about this Problem with the gravel pit and the effects it already has had on some local wells, and the pit is at a small scale. The Pit operators have applied for amendments to make this a Maga Pit. What will be the impact of that?? This has the potential to be as big of a problem on the drinking water as Site 41 , or Walkerton . The MNRF and the MOECC are now involved but seem to be reluctant to dig deep into this matter . We keep getting answers like , "it has already been approved MOECC / MNRF,we can just take the gravel if we want " The problem is that there has been there has been a lot of things passed without proper assessments done . No one want to be the one to say there was not due diligent's done here.There is a major discrepancy between the Experts that do not work for the Gravel Pit operators and the one that do. We need publicity to make more people aware and make sure this matter is not swept under the rug. Our group is of the opinion that there has been many errors , irregularities and omissions in the data and assessments given by the Gravel Pit operators to get the zoning changed and the Aggregate Lic.s on the properties . But please do not take my word for it come out meet with us and then do you own investigation . This way you can publish your unbiased finding. We just want the truth to get out.

Submitted by David on Saturday, June 6, 2015


Why don't they make "The purest water in the world" into a tourist attraction and sell the water? Then there would be profit involved for those who want to make money from the land, which seems to be why they want to dig a gravel pit. Considering the state of the world's water, this attraction will only increase in value in future.

Submitted by K on Monday, June 1, 2015


I first starting coming to this area 45 years ago and have stopped at the spring outside Elmvale for that delicious water many times. It would be shameful if the powers that be allow the gravel pit to exist there. Let's make a difference and NOT let it happen.

Submitted by Jean on Friday, May 29, 2015





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