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Remember … It is the role of each Source Protection Committee to prepare a local Source Protection Plan.
The development of Source Protection Plans involves a co-operative working relationship between local conservation authorities, the Provincial Government, business sectors, non-governmental environmental representatives, municipalities and residents. A Source Protection Plan will be developed from best available technical information and involves collaboration of these groups in order to identify risks to local municipal drinking water sources as well as developing different approaches to eliminate or reduce these risks.
Figure 2 –Source Protection Regions in Halton
The Source Protection Committees are leading the development of Source Protection Plans for the three Source Protection Regions (watersheds) that are located within Halton Region’s municipal boundary (refer to Figure 2). As a result, local Source Protection Plans will be developed for each Source Protection Region.
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The creation of a Source Protection Plan involves the local development of ‘Terms of Reference’, Assessment Reports and lastly a Source Protection Plan.
This is a locally developed, science-based report that examines municipal drinking water sources for each Source Protection Area. It identifies the risks that will need to be addressed in the Source Protection Plan. The Assessment Report will define the land area contributing water to each public water system as well as describe the available water supply. It will identify and determine any potential risks of contamination that could affect the municipal drinking water supply.
The information compiled in the Assessment Reports provides the foundation for the development of Source Protection Plans. The municipal drinking water quality threats identified in the Assessment Reports are based on a conservative process which is intended to provide a comprehensive scan of any and all activities (both existing and future) that may be occurring and have the potential to affect municipal drinking water supplies. It is further recognized that many of the activities identified will not pose a substantial threat to the municipal water supply if appropriately managed.
What can I do?
Info for Private Well Owners
It is recommended that water quality in private wells be tested at least three times a year. Halton Region provides this service free of charge. Find out more.
For more information, see the Ministry of the Environment's website.
The figure below provides a simplified illustration of the current timeline of the Source Protection planning process (this timeline may be subject to change).
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Halton Region is composed of
the City of Burlington,
the Town of Halton Hills,
the Town of Milton,
and the Town of Oakville .