AMO Supports Ontario's Promotion of Wise Water Use

TORONTO, May 18 /CNW/ - The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) supports the Ontario Government's desire to promote wise water use and conservation through new technology.

"Wise water use better protects our environment and extends the lifespan of existing water and wastewater treatment infrastructure," said Peter Hume, President of AMO. "AMO will work with the Ontario government to ensure that the legislation is both practical and successful. Ontario communities are blessed with some of the greatest water resources in the world and we have much to gain from becoming leaders in wise water use."

The Ontario Government today announced that it would introduce the Water Opportunities and Water Conservation Act. If passed, the legislation would help Ontario water technology companies develop and market their products at home and abroad and encourage Ontarians to use water more efficiently.

In addition, the legislation would help municipalities improve the efficiency of infrastructure and services by:

    
    -   Looking for innovative, cost-effective solutions to solve water
        challenges, including water conservation;
    -   Optimizing systems and improving water conservation;
    -   Identifying opportunities to demonstrate and implement new and
        emerging Ontario water technologies and services; and,
    -   Moving toward measures and targets to demonstrate progress.
    

AMO will be examining the legislation to ensure that it is practical, and to foster a partnership approach to improving water conservation in Ontario.

AMO is a non-profit organization representing almost all of Ontario's 444 municipal governments. AMO supports strong and effective municipal government in Ontario and promotes the value of municipal government as a vital and essential component of Ontario and Canada's political system.

SOURCE Association of Municipalities of Ontario

For further information: For further information: Brian Lambie, AMO Media Contact: Phone: (416) 729-5425, Email: lambie@redbrick.ca


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