This is the website for the Drinking Water Source Protection Program in the Saugeen, Grey Sauble, Northern Bruce Peninsula Source Protection Region.
What is drinking water source protection?
Drinking water source protection is an Ontario public health initiative. It helps to protect your municipal sources of drinking water. New tools to protect water, through the Ontario Clean Water Act, 2006, include locally developed source protection plans.
How are we protecting drinking water sources?
The Source Protection Committee for the Saugeen, Grey Sauble, Northern Bruce Peninsula Source Protection Region has developed a practical and effective local plan that took effect in July of 2016. This plan helps to keep your water safe and clean and help you to keep chemicals, bacteria and other pollutants out of your drinking water. It is much less expensive to protect drinking water through prevention than it is to replace a water supply that has been compromised.
This work adds a new barrier of protection for your drinking water – the first barrier of defence – source protection. Other barriers of protection include water treatment systems, inspection, testing and safe distribution.
People undertaking certain activities, such as home heating oil storage or septic systems, in the most vulnerable wellhead protection areas (zones around municipal wells) are required to take measures to ensure they are doing what they need to do to protect water.
This website is to help you find out if you are in a vulnerable area, how plan policies apply to you, find out more about water in this region, and how you can help keep local water sources safe and clean.