Do you know where your drinking water comes from? New animated video explains
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?”
You can play the new video on the Ausable Bayfield Conservation YouTube channel at this link:
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:
“We’re excited that the public has a new and entertaining way to find out about where their water comes from and how to protect it,” said Mary Lynn MacDonald, Program Co-Supervisor for the Ausable Bayfield Maitland Valley Drinking Water Source Protection Region. “The new video captures viewers’ attention with humour, music, and great animation and encourages them to keep our drinking water safe and clean.”
Staff from the local 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.
If you have any question about protection of drinking water sources in the Maitland Valley and Ausable Bayfield areas you are invited to visit www.sourcewaterinfo.on.ca or phone 519-235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610.