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This page contains a list of the legal and scientific submissions that Ottawa Riverkeeper has made to provincial and federal agencies. For more information about Ottawa Riverkeeper and the specific issues we are currently working on, please contact us .
April 15, 2011
MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais: Position Paper on Septage Treatment
Ottawa Riverkeeper, Friends of the Gatineau River and Citizens for the Protection of the Gatineau have produced a joint position paper regarding the proposed plan for the treatment of septage in the region.
March 31, 2011
Ottawa Riverkeeper is one of 108 organizations from Canada and the United States that are extremely concerned about an Asian carp invasion to the international waters of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River, as well as concerned about the two-way transfer of aquatic invaders between the Mississippi and Great Lakes basins. We have submitted specific recommendations to improve GLMRIS and ensure the ecologic and economic health of these great basins is protected from damaging aquatic nuisance species. Read our joint submission here.
March 22, 2011
Ottawa Riverkeeper provides input to the MRC Council regarding the assessment and selection of sites and provides 13 recommendations for improving the solution to managing septage waste in the region.
Read Ottawa Riverkeeper’s comments here.
Download the appendix table of contents with relevant case studies and alternative technologies here. (Since this file is large, I cannot post the entire file here)
March 03, 2011
Xeneca Power Development Inc. has proposed a hydro project (dam) on the Petawawa River. Read Ottawa Riverkeeper’s submission here.
September 16, 2010
Ottawa Riverkeeper provides input to the MRC Council regarding the selection of site criteria for a regional septage treatment facility. Read Ottawa Riverkeeper’s comments here.
July 5, 2010
The municipalities within the MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais are in the midst of making an important decision regarding the management of septic tank sludge in the region. Read Ottawa Riverkeeper’s submission here.
May 20, 2010
A joint submission to Environment Canada on the proposed Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations, by Ottawa Riverkeeper, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper and Fraser Riverkeeper.
May 4, 2010
A joint submission to the Federal Standing Committee on Finance by Ottawa Riverkeeper, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper and Fraser Riverkeeper.