During this project, water quality analyses were conducted in urban areas. A large portion of Vaudreuil-Soulanges is part of the Montreal Metropolitan Community (MMC) and face a high rate of demographic growth. In this sector is found the Viviry stream, mostly located in Hudson, but also in St-Lazare and Vaudreuil-Dorion. In partnership with McGill University’s Liber Ero Fellowship Program, a characterization of Viviry stream water quality was conducted during summer 2015. Riparian quality index (Indice de qualité des bandes riveraines (IQBR)), the Index of Bacteriological and Physicochemical Quality (indice de qualité bactériologique et physicochimique (IQBP)) and the Eastern Canadian Diatom Index (IDEC) were measured. The goal of this characterization was to assess water quality and to compare it with other waterways in the region.
An information booklet was produce in 2017 to spread the information to the Vaudreuil-Soulanges population. In this booklet, you can find the results obtained compared to Beaudette, Delisle, à la Raquette, Rigaud and Rouge Rivers. You can access the booklet by clicking on the link below.