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Municipal Water
- December 07, 2017

Due to the colder weather, seasonal fluctuations in the water quality of Forest Lake has caused an excess of iron and manganese.  Thermal turnover (the process of a lake's water turning over from top to bottom) causes iron and manganese, that was once trapped near the bottom of lake, to surface which causes colour issues.  Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) has submitted an amendment to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) to allow for a pilot project for a new water treatment process.  This new process will allow for the oxidation (removal) of iron and manganese and has potential to reduce colour issues in the treated water.  Currently, MOECC has agreed and OCWA is awaiting on final approval to begin trial of new treatment process.