“WE PURSUE A FACT BASED APPROACH TO PROTECTING THE WEST CREDIT RIVER WATERSHED AND ITS NATURAL INHABITANTS”
The Erin Wastewater Treatment Plant, currently in the design phase, will have adverse effects on native Brook Trout and their coldwater habitat in the West Credit River.
The Coalition for the West Credit River is dedicated to environmental protection, conservation and restoration and is working to create awareness so that present and future generations of children, residents and visitors may continue to experience pristine nature in close proximity to the GTA. We are greatly concerned about losing this sensitive habitat and its biodiversity in this UNESCO Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve location.
The West Credit River has one of the few remaining self-sustaining native Brook Trout populations in southern Ontario. This thriving population of Brook Trout will be placed at risk of imminent demise as a result of sewage effluent discharged from the proposed Town of Erin Wastewater Treatment Plant. Brook Trout are the canary in the coal mine. They are a highly sensitive coldwater species and their survival relies on stream temperatures no greater than 19oC – 20oC for any sustained period of time.
The Coalition for the West Credit River supports growth and sustainable development with a wastewater plant that does no harm.