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Every year hundreds of millions of litres of sewer water tainted with untreated sewage is dumped directly into the Ottawa River. The City of Ottawa has a plan to stop this appalling situation and Ecology Ottawa is working to make sure there is funding available to implement the plan.

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The Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board was established to ensure integrated management of the principal reservoirs of the Ottawa River Basin. The goal of this integrated management is to provide protection against flooding and maintain the interests of the various users particularly in hydro-electric energy production.

The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority is an environmental protection and advisory agency that works with local municipalities, government agencies, special interest groups and the general public. The RVCA strives to protect watershed resources. Our goal is to have clean water, natural shorelines and sustainable land use throughout the Rideau Valley watershed.