Source Protection Plan

A Source Protection Plan is a strategy and suite of policies that outlines how the quantity and quality of municipal drinking water sources will be protected.  The policies in the source protection plan set out the actions that need to be taken in order to prevent, reduce,or eliminate significant threats to drinking water.

The overall goal of the Source Protection Plan and its policies is to:

  • Safeguard human health;
  • Ensure adequate, safe and clean water is available both now and in the future; and
  • Protect water sources from significant drinking water threats.

The CTC Source Protection Plan and its policies were developed by a group of stakeholders representing economic, agricultural, public and municipal interests across the Credit Valley, Toronto and Region, and Central Lake Ontario Source Protection Areas. 

The policies in the CTC Source Protection Plan specifically outline how each of the 21 prescribed drinking water threats will be addressed if they are determined to be a significant threat to drinking water.  A variety of policy tools are used to reduce the risk associated with significant drinking water threat activities, including risk management plans, land use planning, prescribed instruments, and education and outreach.


Find the Source Protection Plan here:  http://www.ctcswp.ca/ 

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