Don’t be fooled by claims that wind turbines create a reliable source of energy without impacting your drinking water. Did you know:
Established wind farms have disrupted drinking water supplies in Canada.
A group of Canadians formed Water Wells First in Ontario in February 2016 after they felt energy companies and the government were not taking seriously the effect that wind turbine construction has had on their wells. During construction, residents reported visible dirt in drinking water from wells.
Advocates said it was a temporary problem. Once construction was completed, the water would return to its former pristine state. However, nearby families have had no such luck. The turbines are operational and the well water throughout the area has a strong odor and contains visible, black sediment.
Wind energy is not the best choice for the Great Lakes Bay Region.