The Clean Water Act was passed in response to the provincial investigation into the Walkerton drinking water tragedy.
The Township of Otonabee-South Monaghan joins the growing number of municipalities in the province that are increasing our efforts to protect the sources of our municipal residential drinking water supplies. The Trent Source Protection Plan, developed in partnership with conservation authorities, municipalities, residents and the province, came into effect on January 1, 2015.
The plan is based on technical studies, collective policy development and extensive public consultation. The plan contains policies to protect the sources of municipal drinking water systems across the Trent Conservation Coalition Source Protection Region (TCCSPR), which includes Otonabee-South Monaghan. Policies in the plan use a variety of approaches to protect municipal residential drinking water sources including education and outreach, land use planning, and risk management plans.
Otonabee-South Monaghan is located in the Otonabee-Peterborough Source Protection Area (O-P SPA) which covers approximately 3,365 km2 from Algonquin Park to Rice Lake, and is one of five source protection areas in the TCCSPR. For more information contact Otonabee Conservation at 705-745-5791 or visit the ORCA website.