Source Protection LogoWe all have a role to play in caring for our water. The first step is protecting the surface or ground water that supplies municipal drinking water systems. This is called Source Water Protection.

If we want clean water tomorrow, we need to protect our sources of water today.

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.

For more information, several topic specific documents are provided below or visit the Trent Conservation Coalition Source Protection Region webpage:

Risk Management Offical 2015 Annual Report:  Drinking Water Source Protection


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