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What's In A Name?

Posted: 2019-04-22 11:45:04 By: hbr

What’s in a name?

The District of Muskoka intends to find out as they plan to change the names of all of their wastewater plants to clean water and drinking water plants.

Staff told council that should better reflect what is actually done at the plants but not all councillors were buying in.

Councillor John Gordon said the change was more confusing than anything else, as it would be difficult for the average person to know the difference between clean water and drinking water.

Staff said the changes are taking place across Ontario, just as they moved away from the term sewage treatment towards something with more positive connotations. He said the same was likely to occur with the term solid waste as well.

Ultimately council agreed to proceed with the name change.