Water source protection plan approved for Greater Toronto Area
August 18, 2015
Plan comes into effect December 31 this year.
Ontario has approved plans to protect drinking water sources in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. The source protection plans takes effect December 31 of this year. They cover the Credit Valley, Toronto and Region, Central Lake Ontario, and Halton-Hamilton.
Under the province’s Clean Water Act of 2006 municipalities are responsible for creating plans to reduce the risks associated with substances such as manure, biosolids, livestock grazing and commercial fertilizers. They must provide information for maintaining septic systems. And they must develop and update water conservation plans.
Ontario has now approved 18 of 22 source protection plans, covering 95 per cent of the province’s population. It expects to approve all the remaining plans by the end of the year.
To read the CTC Source Protection Plan, click here.
To read the Halton-Hamilton Source Protection Plan, click here.