My origin is Middlesex County, where Lake Huron pipeline water replaces dry wells and a low water table.
One cause of low water table is clear-cutting of wood lots and bush areas. In Middlesex, tree removal is by permit only and woodlot management is practiced.
Pipeline water involves millions of dollars of expenditure by taxpayers. Plus landowners pay for access and metered water increases in price to finance repair and maintenance.
There can be leaks requiring days of no water for pipeline repair. As a result, livestock is endangered and personal health threatened.
SD&G should establish regulations to maintain and replace woodlots which act as reservoirs for underground water.
To paraphrase the song: "You donít know what youíve got ítil itís gone. Clear cut for a soy bean plot."