Hi all…On the 6:00 and 11:30 newscasts last night, CTV Kitchener aired a story on ‘Where your water comes from’ featuring an interview with Tim Walton of the Region of Waterloo. It doesn’t appear to have been motivated by problems other than perhaps an awareness of the Flint lead contamination situation (seems more informative than anything else). Last night’s focus was on treatment and was just under 3 minutes in duration. Part 2, dealing with distribution, will air on the 6:00 p.m. news tonight. Here’s a link to the CTV clip where you can see the interview, the types of questions asked, and the potential value of this kind of publicity:  http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=819857 (the link to the homepage is http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/ in case the link doesn’t work.)

Tim did a nice job of explaining things and the story was presented in a positive light which I think will reassure viewers/consumers in the Region. The response to part 2, a portion of which deals with lead, will be interesting.