SAVE OUR WATER
Our uninterrupted access to clean water via residential wells or a municipal piped water systems our most important community asset and MUST BE PROTECTED.
FIRST AND FOREMOST
The responsibility of our municipal government is to protect its citizens and their rights.
CLIMATE CHANGE: WATER SHORTAGES
CLIMATE CHANGE NEGATIVELY IMPACTS OUR WATER SUPPLY
This year most of Manitoba has experienced higher summer temperatures, reduced precipitation (snow cover and rain) and experienced surface drought conditions. Even though we can’t see our water source, our aquifers have also lowered water levels which unfortunately resulted in many of Springfield’s private wells experiencing poorer water-quality and lack-of-water issues.
WE NEED TO PLAN AHEAD TO SAVE OUR WATER
Water is of foremost importance and we must act to ensure that the quantity and the quality of our water sources are protected.
Council's Limited Action
Council’s only action during the recent drought period has been to pass a by-law that would allow council to restrict water (lawn) sprinkling or face a stiff fine, during periods of drought or low water supply.
Berger Peat Moss
The municipality did not do any due diligence regards to the volume of water that this new business would require for its operations or even question the discrepancy in the amounts of water that BPMP applied for.
The proposed silica sand mining and processing plant is targeted to be built just south of Vivian in Springfield.
Silica sand is a purifying and cleansing agent for our water.
Springfield’s Key Issues to Consider Before Voting
September 2022 – we compiled some important information for you to consider when voting in the upcoming municipal election. Please click here to read our latest newsletter.