Pelee Quarries and Erie Sand and Gravel Ltd. were fined $35,000 for Permit To Take Water Violations contrary to the Ontario Water Resources Act .
The companies failed to comply with the conditions of a Permit to Take Water by exceeding the maximum number of litres of water taken per day.
670026 Ontario Limited operating as Pelee Quarries runs a quarry on Pelee Island. Erie Sand and Gravel Limited is a company located in the Township of Gosfield South. Surface water is taken or pumped from each site to facilitate the extraction of limestone, sand and gravel. In 2010, the ministry received a report for each of the two sites. The report revealed that both sites had exceeded the water taking limits.
The companies were fined a total of $35,000 plus victim fine surcharges and given 180 days to pay the fine.