Source Protection Science

The foundation of the Source Water Protection program is sound science.

The Assessment Report is the key technical document that contains the scientific information on which the source protection plan and its policies are based on.

The Assessment Report:

  • Describes the local watershed and available water supplies
  • Identifies and maps vulnerable  areas  around water supplies where drinking water sources are most sensitive to contamination and depletion
  • Identifies the number and types of drinking water threat activities occurring  around municipal drinking water supplies
  • Provides a water budget calculation to assess local demand vs. available supply  

The Assessment Report chapter for the Town of Orangeville can be found online at: