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Three consultants = three results = confusion for municipality

Quote:  "Finally, municipalities often have difficulty determining the land areas that should be protected to ensure recharge of good quality water to local aquifers. For example, one municipal leader reported that in an effort to preserve...

February 22, 2011   Canadian Consulting Engineer

Quote:  “Finally, municipalities often have difficulty determining the land areas that should be protected to ensure recharge of good quality water to local aquifers. For example, one municipal leader reported that in an effort to preserve aquifer recharge areas, multiple consultants were engaged to advise on the area and location of lands to be protected to preserve aquifer recharge areas. The outcome: three different modeling results from the three consultants that gave widely different-sized areas and locations, and posed a serious dilemma for the municipal council (CCA 2009).”

– From “Protecting Groundwater: the Invisible but Vital Resource,” by James P. Bruce. C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, The Water Series, No. 136, February 2011, p. 3.

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