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Input sought for Loch Lomond Watershed management plan

By Brad Perry May 2, 2023 | 6:47 AM

Saint John Water is seeking input as it looks to update its management plan for the Loch Lomond Watershed.

Utility officials are holding two public engagement sessions over the next couple of weeks to hear from the public.

“The goal of this project is to strengthen the sustainability of our watershed area and ensure our drinking water supply is protected now and in the future,” Dean Price, manager of source water protection for the city, said in a news release.

“We want to hear from residents on how they currently use the land and water and what they think should be included in this plan.”

Loch Lomond is one of two watersheds that provides water to more than 13,000 customers in much of the city.

Over the next two years, Saint John Water will work to identify high-risk activities, land uses and impacts on water quality in the watershed such as runoff, harmful bacteria and invasive species.

Officials will use the information gathered to create plans and practices aimed at reducing these risks.

The first public engagement session will be held on Thursday, May 4 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Saint John Police Community Room located at 1 Peel Plaza.

The second session will be on Tuesday, May 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the H.O.P.E. Community Centre at 4347 Loch Lomond Road.

You can find more details through the Shape Your City Saint John platform by clicking here.


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