A Prince Edward County citizens group and the municipality itself will face each other in a courtroom this Wednesday.
The group Save Picton Bay wants immediate action by Prince Edward County and the owners of Picton Terminals to stop pollution from the industrial port from entering the bay that provides drinking water to the residents of Picton.
Save Picton Bay says a 2015 report by Environmental Climate Change Canada indicates high levels of aluminium, chloride, iron, and elevated levels of cyanide were running into Picton bay from the port property.
The levels were said to be high enough to kill fish and other creatures.
The Ministry of Environment has been involved with Picton Terminals regarding runoff from salt piles stored on the property recently and has issued orders to the owners.
Save Picton Bay is taking Prince Edward County to court over the way council has interpreted its zoning regulations.
The hearing is Wednesday in Picton Superior Court.