Local Source Protection Committee Mission Statement:
Providing leadership to engage the entire community in developing comprehensive, responsible solutions to protect our water resources.
Guiding Principles: We value:
- Comprehensive, science-based research
- Recognizing and engaging all members of the community as valued stakeholders
- Informed decision-making through communication, education and responsiveness to community enquiries
- Being open and transparent
- Sustainable and long-term decision making
Source Protection Committee
The Source Protection Committee, as stated in the Clean Water Act, is responsible for preparing the terms of reference, the assessment report and the source protection plan. They are being assisted by source protection authorities. Regulations on the preparation of the assessment report and source protection plan provide direction on how the source protection committee, conservation authorities and municipalities should work together to prepare these documents.
The Committee was appointed in October 2007 and holds meetings regularly. Committee members come from various stakeholder groups. The Committee has a total of fifteen representatives and the Chair, as specified by approved regulations. One-third of the representatives are from the municipal sector, one-third represent agriculture, industrial and commercial sectors, and one-third represent other interests. An additional two representatives may be nominated by First Nations communities.