Drinking Water Source Protection Plan Amendment Public Consultation (January 12 – February 29, 2016)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Owen Sound, ON – Proposed amendments to the approved Source Protection Plan in the Saugeen, Grey Sauble, Northern Bruce Peninsula Source Protection Region are now available for review and comment. The draft amendments to the approved Source Protection Plan include new events-based area policies and maps for fuel threats to Great Lakes intakes located in Kincardine, Lion’s Head, Meaford, Owen Sound, Southampton, Thornbury and Wiarton. It also includes new policies to address water budget technical work and water quantity threats for the Municipality of Brockton.
A Technical Advisory Working Group with representation from all the municipalities with Great Lakes intakes in this Source Protection Region was assembled to look at these events-based areas. Together with Drinking Water Source Protection staff, the Working Group reviewed the technical work and drafted the policies. These draft policies manage the activities such that they cease to be significant drinking water threats to municipal drinking water sources. Copies of the draft policies and related documents have been distributed to landowners in the area.
There will be two public meetings that provide the opportunity to view documents and maps, ask questions, and provide feedback. Each meeting will run from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The dates and locations are as follows:
- Wed., Feb. 3, 2016 – Grey Sauble Conservation office – 237897 Inglis Falls Road, Owen Sound
- Tues., Feb. 9, 2016 – Rotary Hall – The Plex, 600 Tomlinson Drive, Port Elgin
SNOW DATE: SHOULD EITHER OF ABOVE DATES BE CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
Thurs., Feb. 18, 2016 Grey Sauble Conservation office – 237897 Inglis Falls Road, Owen Sound
Comments on the proposed amendments to the Source Protection Plan can be submitted in writing, by February
29, 2016 at 4:30 p.m., to:
Drinking Water Source Protection – Source Protection Plan Comments
Saugeen, Grey Sauble, Northern Bruce Peninsula Source Protection Region
237897 Inglis Falls Road, RR#4
Owen Sound, ON N4K 5N6
Drinking Water Source Protection is a program governed by legislation and regulations of the Clean Water Act,
2006. The Source Protection Plan is a science based document that is locally driven and written for this Source
Protection Region. The Source Protection Plan was approved by the Minister of the Environment and Climate
Change on October 16, 2015.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Carl Seider, Project Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-470-3000 x102
Emily Vandermeulen, Program Supervisor, email@example.com or 519-470-3000 x105
Karen Gillan, Communications Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-470-3000 x108