Newsmaker of the Year: the pristine water of Tiny Township
by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror
An aquifer which is said to contain some of the purest water in the world is being threatened, and a large group of residents is standing up to protect it.
North Simcoe residents have formed a variety of groups over the course of the year, all of which have all be active in voicing their concerns over the threats facing this pristine aquifer that runs through Tiny Township.
Friends of the Waverley Uplands, Anishinaabe Kweag, the Federation of Tiny Township Shorelines Association, the Waterkeepers and AWARE Simcoe are all trying to protect this water.
French’s Hill is the main recharge area for this aquifer. It is also the site of a gravel pit owned and operated by Dufferin Aggregates. Locals believe the aquifer, and pristine water found in the region, is being threatened by this gravel pit.