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Public Comment Invited on Source Protection Plan and Assessment Reports

Public Comment Invited on Source Protection Plan and Assessment Reports

Newmarket – April 24, 2014 – The South Georgian Bay Lake Simcoe Source Protection Committee has made revisions to its proposed drinking water source protection plan as well as the supporting technical information contained within the assessment reports.

They are inviting the public to review the changes and provide written comments until May 23, 2014. The proposed source protection plan and assessment reports will then be re-submitted, along with all public comments received, to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment for approval.

"The revisions to the proposed source protection plan and assessment reports bring us one step closer to approval by the Province of Ontario," said Lynn Dollin, Chair of the Source Protection Committee for the South Georgian Bay Lake Simcoe Source Protection Region. "Provincial approval may take place as early as this fall."

The updated source protection plan and assessment reports are posted online here:

Hard copies can be viewed in person at the following locations during regular business hours:

  • Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (120 Bayview Parkway, Newmarket)
  • Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (8195 8th Line, Utopia)
  • Severn Sound Environmental Association (67 Fourth Street, Midland)

Public Open Houses are being held to allow the public the opportunity to view the documents and interact with staff and Source Protection Committee members:

  • Tuesday, May 6, 2014 from 5 - 8pm – Midland Public Library, 320 King Street, Midland
  • Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 5 - 8pm – Whitchurch Stouffville Museum, 14732 Woodbine Avenue, Gormley

Written comments on the revisions to the proposed source protection plan or assessment reports can be submitted until Friday, May 23, 2014 at 4 p.m. local time. They can be sent by e-mail to swp@ourwatershed.ca or they can be sent by mail to: South Georgian Bay Lake Simcoe Source Protection Authority, c/o Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, 120 Bayview Parkway, Newmarket, ON, L3Y 4X1.

Media contact: Susan Jagminas, Communications Specialist, 905-895-1281 ext 264