Source Water Protection - South Georgian Bay Lake Simcoe Protection Region
The second formal consultation on the proposed source protection plan and explanatory document ended on October 5, 2012 at 4:30pm.
The proposed source protection plan and explanatory document were submitted to the Minister of the Environment on Monday, October 22, 2012. Both documents can be found online here.
What is Source Water Protection?
Drinking Water Source Protection is the first step in a multi-barrier approach to protecting our sources of drinking water before they become contaminated.
Conventional water treatment removes many potential contaminants that can result in illness and even death; however preventing contamination is a much more effective way of ensuring clean drinking water and avoiding serious health issues.
The provincial government made a commitment to the citizens of Ontario by passing the Clean Water Act in 2006. Locally, the South Georgian Bay Lake Simcoe Source Protection Committee is working with partners, stakeholders and residents to establish a Source Protection Plan specific to our area.
This website describes that process.
Are you in the South Georgian Bay Lake Simcoe Source Protection Region? Click on the map to find out !
Source Protection Committee
The next Source Protection Committee Meeting date is scheduled for Thursday, May 30, 2013.. more...