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Drinking Water & Source Protection


Willms & Shier lawyers are experienced in the legal aspects of water systems for municipalities and for industries. Our lawyers have provided advice on drinking water source protection to municipal clients long before the Walkerton tragedy drew attention from the provincial government. Our water law expertise and services include

  • Advising municipal council, officers and staff
  • Drafting municipal by-laws and agreements
  • Advising on the use of Official Plan policies for source protection
  • Advising on compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act and new regulatory initiatives
  • Representing developers, residents' groups, municipalities and conservation authorities before the Ontario Municipal Board and Environmental Review Tribunal

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