Environmental news

ENVIRONMENT DAY – SATURDAY MAY 25TH

 

 

JUNIOR ECOLOGIST CONTEST

For children in grades 5 and 6:

Do you have ideas on how to protect the Earth? We would like to hear them! Present your project by creating a poster, a video or simply by putting it on paper.

Prizes will be awarded to the 3 best projects during the Environment Day festivities, on May 25th 2019. The winner will see his/her project carried out in 2019.

For details, click here

 

 

In 2018, Joël Limoges won the contest’s first prize for his bat house construction project.  He built the houses himself.  Thank you for this inspiring initiative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELL WATER ANALYSIS

In collaboration with Laboratoire H2lab (certified), the Municipality of Rawdon is offering its citizens the possibility of testing the quality of their well water.

The ministère de l’Environnement et de la lutte aux changements climatiques (MELCC) recommends bacteriological testing twice a year, in the spring and fall.  As the owner of a well, it is your responsibility to ensure the quality of its water, in order to protect the health of your family and guests.

To help you, the Municipality of Rawdon is offering well water analysis at a discounted rate, as part of the Environment Day festivities on May 25th.

To participate, you must collect your water sample (from the tap) and bring it to the Drinking Water Kiosk, on May 25th 2019.

The following are the packages available (taxes included):

Bacteriological $40 (regularly $85)

4 types of bacteria found in the water, indicate whether it is safe for consumption.

Aesthetic $90 (regularly $160)

9 parameters including the minerals that cause problems at the aesthetic level of your water (ring stains in the toilet, hard water, deposits, murky water, odor, taste).

Health $90 (regularly $160)

9 parameters including the heavy metals that are found in water, naturally.  They are colourless and odorless but can cause health issues if consumed over a long period of time. They do not pose any immediate health risks.

Combo $120 (regularly $227)

Bacteriological package with an Aesthetic or Health package.

Trio $200 (regularly $367)

Bacteriological package with an Aesthetic and a Health package.

The fees are payable at the kiosk on May 25th, either in cash or by cheque (made out to Laboratoire H2lab).

The sampling bottles and instructions will be available at the Town Hall prior to the Environment Day event and at the kiosk on May 25th.

In addition, the Municipality of Rawdon would like to get a better idea of the quality of its groundwater. To acquire this data, we ask that you send us a copy of your test results (past, present, future). You can send them via email to: environnement@rawdon.ca or by mail. Thank you for helping us in this process.

 

 

 

 

WATER CONSERVATION KITS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This tool will allow citizens to reduce their water consumption in the bathroom (40% less water used) without compromising on their comfort.  It will also save up to $100 of electricity per year (based on a family of 4).  The products are Watersense approved.

Each kit includes a shower head (fixed or hand-held), a bathroom and kitchen faucet aerator, a Teflon tube, a shower timer as well as instructions.

You can obtain a kit at the Town Hall reception desk.