Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Ontario: Detroit taking Canada water without OK

ASSOCIATED PRESS • December 23, 2008

HAMILTON, Ontario — Detroit has possibly been stealing Canadian water for 44 years.
It seems the Motor City’s drinking-water intake pipe extends about 100 yards across the international boundary in the Detroit River, and it’s been siphoning as much as 32 billion gallons a year since 1964 without a water-taking permit.

“The City of Detroit was unfamiliar with Ontario requirements for water takings and has never had a permit to take water,” the Ontario Ministry of the Environment told the Hamilton Spectator. (Full Story)

Source: Detroit Free Press

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