Source Water Protection
Clean drinking water is a must for public health in any community. If water is clean and abundant at its source, municipal water treatment becomes more efficient and a much more cost effective process. The Clean Water Act was passed by the provincial legislature in 2006 to assist Ontario communities in the protection of their municipal drinking water supplies at the source.
The Raisin-South Nation Source Protection Committee has worked over the last five years to bring together watershed residents, municipalities, conservation authorities, property owners, farmers, industries, health officials, as well as community groups to create policies that protect local municipal drinking water sources.
Through this local Source Protection Program, eastern Ontario communities have not only identified specific risks to the quality and quantity of drinking water sources, they have created a plan to reduce or eliminate these risks for 26 municipal drinking water systems.
Find out more about municipal drinking water and this Source Protection Plan by visiting: http://www.yourdrinkingwater.ca