February 20, 2019

New Animated Video Shows Where Your Drinking Water Comes From

For more information, contact:

  • Marika Livingston
  • Project Manager
  • 613-692-3571 or 1-800-267-3504 ext. Ext 1148

Conservation Ontario has released a short, animated video so people can learn – in a fun way – about their sources of drinking water. The new video features a young man named Matt and his dog Buddy. The animated video opens with the question “Do you know where your drinking water comes from?” The video is only about a minute in length but that is enough time to provide an overview of drinking water source protection in Ontario. The video shows the groundwater and surface water (lakes and rivers) sources of our drinking water and how we all can help to prevent contamination by taking positive actions near municipal wells and intakes. The video was released on Water Wednesday, December 5, 2018. To learn more about the video, and protecting drinking water, visit www.mrsourcewater.ca and protectingwatermatters.ca.

“We are pleased to share this great interactive resource, a video is a fun way to engage the public and spread the important message of protecting our drinking water” said Marika Livingston, Project Manager of the Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Region.

Staff from the Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Region say the message of the video is very important – we all have a role to play – at home and at work – taking positive actions the help to keep our municipal drinking water safe and clean. The video is available in English and French. There is also a shorter, 20-second version. You can play the new video at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVrXvD5Eupw.

If you have any question about protection of drinking water sources in the Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Region you are invited to visit www.mrsourcewater.ca or phone toll-free 1-888- 267-3504 ext. 1148.


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