Residents living on Oak Lake came out in numbers to continue to voice their concerns with water quality and water levels in the area.
Close to 10 presentations were made during Monday’s public input session, with residents pushing council to act quickly on remedies for the long-standing problems that ecosystem is facing.
Director of Public Works Chris Angelo tells Quinte News council has already budgeted $100,000 to start fixing those issues this summer, beginning with quarterly water testing.
The city is partnering with Lower Trent Conservation and the health unit on the water testing and with local farmers to address issues of agricultural runoff into the ecosystem.
Angelo says there is lots to do, lots to consider and the process will take some time, so he’s asking residents to be patient.
He says the goal is still to have most of that work done in the dry season this summer, with water testing continuing every few months through the year.