BlueTriton operating permits renewed for five years by environment ministry

PUSLINCH – The Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks has renewed the operating permits of Triton Water Canada Holdings Inc., (operating as BlueTriton Brands Inc.) for its Erin and Puslinch sites for five years.

The decision was announced Nov. 15, after a lengthy period of expert studies, reviews and public consultations.

In a statement issued Nov. 16, the company indicated  satisfaction with the decision.

“We are pleased the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks reaffirmed BlueTriton Brand’s bottled water operations in Ontario continue to meet the highest standards of environmental sustainability and responsible stewardship of this vital resource,” company officials stated.

“We are proud of our 22-year history of protecting the environment in Wellington County while supporting our communities as a responsible employer and contributor to local organizations,” the statement continued. 

“Throughout the pandemic, our team worked tirelessly to donate bottled water to food banks, hospitals, front-line workers, and … the community.”

The company also stated it is “grateful to the many environmental experts and others in the government of Ontario for their thorough, science-based review of BlueTriton’s operations.”

Excerpts from the decision indicate the ministry is satisfied the local operations “do not interfere with private water supply wells located in the area.”

For each permit, “The ministry considered the need to protect the natural functions of the ecosystem, water availability for other users, and the use of water for bottling.

“The ministry is satisfied the approved [permit] is protective of the environment,” the decision states.