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A Matter of Health

Aggregate and Sanitation

We’re very fortunate to have abundant supplies of stone, sand and gravel in Ontario. Not just for the construction of roads and buildings, but for our health and the well-being of generations to come. 

In Third World countries, the absence of an aggregate industry has a direct impact on the health of the population. Our landscape, rich in natural aggregate resources, has allowed us to build superior sanitation and water purification systems. This has in turn led to the elimination of dangerous diseases such as cholera and typhoid fever. 

Without the abundant aggregate supplies that we’re lucky enough to be able to access in Ontario, building, maintaining and upgrading these essential systems to meet rising demand would be costly and prohibitive. 

Ontario has progressed from the disease-ridden, aggregate-poor place it was long ago. Today, skyscrapers soar, subways hum as cool, clean water trickles from taps in our fair, clean province. All of this, and more, is brought to you by the basic raw materials of sand and gravel.