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New Source Protection Committee Members Appointed

Most of us in southern Ontario take safe and plentiful drinking water for granted, but that supply is being protected through the actions of numerous legislative provisions, one of which is a local stakeholder group called the Source Protection Committee, created under the Clean Water Act of 2006. The […] Click here to view original […]

Source Protection Committee Members Sought

We are looking for new Economic and Public Sector members to join the Source Protection Committee.
The deadline is January 5, 2020 at 4:30 pm. Enquiries can be directed via email to:

Septic inspection program launches this week in Bradford

After years of delay, the program to inspect and maintain septic systems is getting underway this week. Full story here

Durham Region encourages Sunderland residents to conserve water

Durham Region is encouraging Sunderland residents to conserve water as staff work to establish an additional municipal water supply well in the village. Full story here.

Greenbelt Expansion Creates Turmoil in Simcoe County

Source Water Protection Plan & County Official Plan leave gaps in protection of water

NDACT asks Mono to support Greenbelt expansion, “Bluebelt”

The North Dufferin Agricultural and Community Taskforce (NDACT) is asking Mono Council and staff to think about not only the province‚Äôs greenbelt expansion, but also on water. Full story…

Brock council adds support to water quality improvements

Brock Township Council is standing behind a provincial initiative that could further help identify sources of water pollutants. Full story here.  

Chippewas of Rama take step toward self-government

Chippewas of Rama First Nation members have voted in favor of a land code that enables the band to take over governance and management of its lands and resources from the Department of Indigenous Affairs. The vote was a significant step forward, said First Nation manager Dan Shilling. Full story

Clearview Township gives Source Water Responsibilities to NVCA

Town Council recently passed a motion to give Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority the responsibility for their source water protection, risk management and enforcement responsibilities under the Clean Water Act. Full story…  

New SPC Member Search

NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE OF JUNE 15, 2016 IS NOW PASSED Water you Waiting for? New members needed for Source Protection Committee (SPC) Newmarket – April 20, 2016 – Be an advocate for safe drinking water in your community! Applications are being accepted by The South Georgian Bay Lake Simcoe (SGBLS) Source Protection Region for […]