Proposed Source Protection Plan -
The Proposed Source Protection Plan contains policies that will manage activities which may pose a risk to drinking water sources. You can view the complete text, a series of maps and other documents.
Visit the Proposed Source Protection Plan page.
The documents were submitted to the Ministry of the Environment on August 8, 2012 for review. The comment period closed July 3, 2012.
Assessment Reports have been approved
The Source Protection Committee is pleased to announce that the Ministry of the Environment has approved the three Assessment Report for our Region. The approval represents the culmination of four years of technical work that examined local sources of drinking water.
You can view all the Report chapters and the related maps.
Visit the Assessment Report page.
Water is critical to all aspects of our lives and it is important that we ensure there is a safe and reliable source of water for all our uses - now and in the future. Drinking Water Source Protection (SP) is a resource planning process that aims to keep sources of drinking water safe and usable.
The Clean Water Act, 2006, came into effect in July 2007 and requires Source Protection Plans to be developed for watersheds in Ontario. Regulations also set out requirements for the Source Protection Committee and give timelines for the preparation of the terms of reference and Assessment Report. Links to the Clean Water Act and regulations are on the E-laws website.
The Source Protection Committee is overseeing the process of developing a Terms of Reference, Assessment Report and Source Protection Plan. Technical work is currently underway by a team of Source Protection staff.
The Saugeen, Grey Sauble, Northern Bruce Peninsula Source Protection Region is comprised of three Source Protection Areas (SPA): Saugeen Valley SPA; Grey Sauble SPA; and Northern Bruce Peninsula SPA.
Providing leadership to engage the entire community in developing comprehensive, responsible solutions to protect water resources.
- Comprehensive, science-based research
- Recognizing and engaging all members of the community as valued stakeholders
- Informed decision makers through communication, education and responsive to community enquiries
- Being open and transparent
- Sustainable and long-term decision making
- Providing leadership to engage the entire community in developing comprehensive, responsible solutions to protect water resources
Next SPC Meeting
June 21, 2013
The next Source Protection Committee meeting will be June 21 at the Grey Sauble Conservation office in Owen Sound, ON. Details
Next application period deadline: June 14, 2013
The Early Response program has been extended for 2013. The program provides grants for stewardship projects near municipal wells.
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TERMS OF REFERENCE
Approved Terms of Reference available for download.
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