North Kent Wind 

North Kent Wind held a Community Meeting on September 21st, which consisted of an open house followed by a Q&A with a panel of experts. You may download the information boards from that meeting here, and our brochure on water well concerns here. There were written questions provided during the meeting that we ran out of time to address. Our team will prepare responses to those questions and post them here when complete. 

North Kent Wind believes in green energy and safe water.  The two go hand in hand.  

Some community members have communicated to us that they are concerned our construction activity may be impacting their water wells. We understand concerns about water safety are unsettling.  

Extensive scientific research has been completed that establishes the construction and operation of wind turbines will not cause harm to groundwater quality at wells or in the broader subsurface groundwater environment. The scientific research also shows that there is no plausible mechanism by which fine rock particles can be transported 100’s of metres from turbine locations to water supply wells.

North Kent Wind takes the safety of local water wells very seriously. When a water well complaint is received, we quickly mobilize third-party experts to investigate and prepare a comprehensive report.

Through this process, third-party experts have completed investigation of 5 complaints and in each instance these experts have determined that any water issues have not been caused by North Kent Wind’s construction activities. There are 6 additional investigations pending.

We strongly support the ongoing efforts to determine the cause of well water challenges in Chatham-Kent.

Our full statement on water well concerns can be viewed here, and our brochure on this matter can be downloaded here.