You’ll be added to a contact list for residents of the Trent Conservation Coalition Source Protection Region wishing to be informed of updates to the Trent and Ganaraska Source Protection Plans.
The Trent Conservation Coalition Source Protection Region is in the process of completing a Section 36 Amendment to our Source Protection Plan and Assessment Report under the Clean Water Act. The Source Protection Plan has been in effect since January 1st, 2015 and contains policies that help manage threats to drinking water near municipal wells and intakes. The changes to existing policies are required to improve policies and adapt to the new Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks technical rules. Part of this Amendment will include a Public Consultation phase, where you’ll be able to provide feedback and ask questions about our proposed changes.
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The Clean Water Act sets out a framework for source protection planning on a watershed basis. A watershed is an area of land that is drained by a river and its tributaries into a body of water such as a lake or river. Water is shared as it flows across the boundaries of municipalities, cities and towns. The best way to protect water is on a watershed-basis. The Trent Conservation Coalition Source Protection Region includes both the Trent and Ganaraska watersheds.
Under the Act, Source Protection Areas were established based on the watershed boundaries of Ontario's 36 Conservation Authorities. The Crowe Valley, Ganaraska, Kawartha, Lower Trent and Otonabee Conservation Authorities have entered into a partnership for this region. These five Conservation Authorities, encompass a 14,500 square kilometre area stretching from Algonquin Park to Lake Ontario and the Bay of Quinte. Collectively they comprise The Trent Conservation Coalition Source Protection Region.