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10-Year Water Taking Permit Granted for Lowville Golf Club

March 5, 2016

Nestled atop the Niagara Escarpment in Burlington, Ontario, Lowville Golf Club is one of the most scenic golf courses in the Greater Toronto Area. Faced with increasing water use restrictions, Lowville Golf Club retained Crozier & Associates to assist with a major irrigation reservoir expansion which was constructed in 2012, with a ‘license’ to take water expiring in 2015.

After several years of successfully operating the expanded reservoir while balancing the needs of the sensitive Escarpment ecosystem, in March 2016 the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) officially renewed the Club’s ‘license’ by granting a rare 10-year Permit To Take Water. The MOECC typically issues water taking permits to the golf course industry in the range of two to five-year terms.

As part of the MOECC’s considerations were a host of environmental and water resources studies prepared by a team of consultants led by Crozier.

Monitoring programs continue to be advanced and optimized by Crozier to ensure long-term success of the water taking operations.

 

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