Landowners across the Saugeen, Grey Sauble, Northern Bruce Peninsula Source Protection Region completed significant stewardship projects, and received grants worth more than $1 million, between 2007 and 2013. They did this with support of financial incentives from the Ontario Drinking Water Stewardship Program (ODWSP). These positive actions by property owners to protect municipal drinking water sources, namely municipal wellheads and municipal surface water intakes were voluntary.
We thank all the property owners, business people, residents, and others who have completed projects and changed management practices to reduce risk to local municipal drinking water sources.
There are no ODWSP grants available in this region at this time. However, there may be grants and incentive funds through other federal, provincial, county, and other programs.
Here are programs that we are currently aware of (click a heading to expand):
Stewardship Grey Bruce Project Information can be found on their website:
For more information visit: https://www.stewardshipgreybruce.org/projects-programs
Grey Sauble Conservation Authority Stewardship Project Information is available by contacting staff:
- Alternate Watering Systems
- Livestock Exclusion Fencing
- Barn Eavestroughing
- Cover Crops
- Tree Planting
Water Well Improvement Program
SVCA and the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) are now partnering to offer a Water Well Improvement Program that will financially support landowners in their efforts to protect groundwater within the Saugeen Valley jurisdiction. Managed and delivered by SVCA, the Water Well Improvement Program will provide funding to properly decommission and upgrade water wells, which can be a direct conduit of contaminants to groundwater.
For more information and to access the forms visit: Water Well Improvement Program
For information on the above programs please visit the above links.
Recent Stewardship Activities in Source Protection Region:
Learn to do by doing: Conservation Authority teams up with 4-H’ers to plant trees in Tara