Water improvement program receives money from Winchester business

In this Tuesday March 29, 2016 photo provided by the South Nation Conservation Authority, members of Parmalat present a cheque to the conservation authority for its clean water program. Making the presentation are Peter Holt; Maintenance Manager, Parmalat Canada, Winchester; Doug Thompson, Chair, SNC Board of Directors; Lawrence Levere, SNC Board of Directors; Serge Racine, Utility Supervisor, Parmalat Canada, Winchester; Stephen Wilson, Director of Plant Operations, Parmalat Canada, Winchester; Katherine Watson, SNC Water Resources Specialist; Jackie Pemberton, SNC Clean Water Committee Chair, Source Water Protection Representative; Natasha Machado, SNC Communications Specialist. (SNCA via Newswatch Group)

WINCHESTER – The Clean Water Program, run by the South Nation Conservation Authority, has received $5,000 from a Winchester business.

Parmalat Canada made the contribution last week, which brings the company’s donations to over $300,000 over the past 18 years.

The Clean Water Program provides cost-share grants to landowners to make improvements on their land to improve water quality, like tile drainage, erosion control and fencing along rivers and streams.

CNSA said the total value of projects to date, including landowner contributions, is over $1.3 million.

Those projects include a phosphorus trading program, which has reduced phosphorus in the South Nation River by 22,000 kilograms, said the authority.