Tay River Water Taking





This public notice is part of Omya’s ongoing commitment to an open exchange

of accurate information with members of the community.


In 2003, Omya Canada Inc. completed construction of a modern water pumping facility that meets or exceeds the environmental and other standards and conditions established by the various levels of government.  Government inspections completed, the project received the green light to commence operation.  In September 2003, Omya’s Perth plant began to use Tay River water in accordance with conditions in the various permits that were obtained.

Omya provides local authorities with data from a new state-of-the-art digital water meter that the company installed in the Tay at Omya’s expense.  The data collected provides some of the most valuable data ever gathered regarding Tay River water flows, and facilitates future environmental and scientific study of the Tay.

Omya has engaged a qualified consultant, Dr. Edgar Watt, to analyze the data collected in the monitoring program and to prepare the annual report.  Dr. Watt is a Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at Queen’s University and a Senior Consultant with XCG Consultants Ltd. in Kingston, Ontario.  He specializes in hydrology and water resources engineering.

In accordance with the permit condition to provide regular reports to several public authorities and to the community at large, Omya will hold its seventh public meeting on March 5, 2009

In accordance with the permit conditions, Dr. Watt will present an annual report regarding river flows and water taking for the year ending December 31, 2008.  He and Omya officials will be available following the presentation to take questions from the public.

The meeting will take place on:     Thursday, March 5, 2009

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Glen Tay School

155 Harper Road

Tay Valley Township


Omya is committed to making long-term contributions to economic development in this area on an environmentally-sustainable basis.  This entails the responsible use of natural resources, and also includes working closely with the community, with citizens and with governments to maximize the benefits of economic activity and to address and resolve concerns. 


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About Omya: please visit our website at www.omya-na.com