Proposed amendments to the Director’s Technical Rules made under section 107 of the Clean Water Act, 2006

The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) is proposing to update the technical rules for assessing source protection vulnerability and risks under the Clean Water Act, 2006. These proposed updates would help ensure that source protection efforts are supported by current science and that the quality of Ontario’s drinking water continues to be protected, as committed to in the Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan.

The proposed updates have been posted to the Environmental Registry of Ontario (English: ; French: a 90-day public consultation period, which will close at 11:59 P.M. on Monday November 9, 2020.

MECP invites feedback and input from the public, Indigenous communities and stakeholders across the province on these proposed updates, so that we can continue to protect Ontario’s water resources for future generations.


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2019 Annual Progress Reports for Trent and Ganaraska Source Protection Plans

The Source Protection Committee has approved the 2019 Annual Progress Report on the Trent and Ganaraska Source Protection Plans which have been submitted to the Ministry. This progress report documents the achievements made thus far to implement Source Protection Plan policies which work to protect our local municipal drinking water sources. The full reports can be found under Resources, Reports & Legislation, or linked below:

  • 2019 Annual Progress Report, Ganaraska Source Protection Plan Download
  • 2019 Annual Progress Report, Trent Source Protection Plan Download
  • 2019 TCC Prescribed Annual Progress Report (EAR Generated) Download
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