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Trailer Park Owner and Operator fined $6,500 for Safe Drinking Water Act Violations

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Trailer Park Owner and Operator fined $6,500 for Safe Drinking Water Act Violations

Convicted - 1347921 Ontario Inc. and Paul Stockton

Court Location - Lindsay

Description of Offence -  The convictions relate to failing to sample in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act regulatory requirements.

Date of Offence - During the period on or about May 31, 2016

Date of Conviction - October 25, 2018

Penalty Imposed - 1347921 Ontario Inc. and Paul Stockton were convicted of one violation each under the Safe Drinking Water Act, with the numbered company sentenced to a fine of $5,000 plus victim fine surcharge of $1,250, and Paul Stockton was sentenced to a fine of $1,500 plus victim fine surcharge of $750. Both defendants were given six months to pay the fines.

Background -  

  • 1347921 Ontario Inc. owns Stoney Creek Trailer Park, located on Otter Line Rd. in Kawartha Lakes (the site).
  • The drinking water system at the park is classified as a non-municipal year-round residential system servicing 35 mobile homes.  
  • Paul Stockton is the Operator of the drinking water system.
  • On February 28, 2017, a site inspection was conducted and it was revealed that sampling of raw water for Escherichia coli and total coliforms not been conducted as required for the month of May 2016.
  • The ministry's Investigations and Enforcement Branch investigated and laid charges resulting in the two convictions.

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