Source Protection Plan Amendments Approved!
December 18, 2018
For Immediate Release
Owen Sound –Section 34 amendments submitted in May 16, 2017 to the Source Protection Plan have been approved for the Saugeen, Grey Sauble, Northern Bruce Peninsula Source Protection Region.
The Section 34 Amendments are for the new and updated wellhead protection area (WHPA) delineations for the villages of Ripley and Point Clark. Consultation included direct notification to over 200 landowners in the affected area and an Open House session held in Ripley on March 9th, 2017 with an encouraging turnout from the affected area property owners. A formal consultation period concluded on April 7, 2017, where no written comments were received relating to the proposed amendments. Endorsement was received from the Saugeen Valley Source Protection Authority on May 16, 2017 and the amended Source Protection Plan was submitted to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks on May 31st, 2017 for review.
The Source Protection Plan sets out policies that use a variety of approaches to protect municipal drinking water sources, including education and outreach, the development of risk management plans, prohibition, land use planning, and monitoring. These policies will help keep contaminants out of our aquifers, rivers and lakes that are sources of drinking water. The policies in the Approved Plan came into effect on July 1, 2016.
The source protection planning process is directed and funded by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks in conjunction with municipalities.
For more information and to view maps of vulnerable areas where policies apply please visit our website: home.waterprotection.ca.
To read the official Minister’s Approval letter
This Region is home to more than 160,000 people and covers approximately 8400 square kilometres.
The Source Protection Region contains 38 municipal residential drinking water systems including 29 groundwater sources (aquifers), 8 surface water sources, and 1 combined system.
For more information contact:
Carl Seider, Project Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org 519-470-3000 x 201
Bill Twaddle, Source Protection Committee Chair, email@example.com