A Science Forum on Water Resource Management was recently held at Cape Breton University, sponsored by NS Environment and Labour and CBU. Of special interest was Kim Paul’s presentation on Potlotek’s Source Water Protection Plan.
In 1999, recognizing the importance of protecting the water source at Indian Lake, the Potlotek Watershed Protection Committee was formed.
Of concern is the fact that 40% of Potlotek’s watershed lies off reserve and, in addition, the close proximity of Route 104 to the watersource, and the location of the community sewage lagoon within the watershed.
Funding from Environment Canada and INAC was secured to develop the Potlotek Water Source Protection Plan.