On August 18, 2020 the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks approved amendments to the Trent Source Protection Plan, Assessment Report and Explanatory Document. The amendment includes:

  • A revised water quality protection area around the new and existing wells of the Canadiana Shores drinking water systems
  • Updated source protection plan mapping

Notice of the amendment can be found on the Environmental Bill of Rights registry, ERO Number 019-2141.

The source protection authority completed the amendments in accordance with the legislative and regulatory requirements set out in the Clean Water Act, 2006 and Ontario Regulation 287/07(General).

The amendments take effect upon posting on the Environmental Registry.

The updated documents can be viewed from the Trent Conservation Coalition website:

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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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