News Releases

Keep up to date on important news surrounding Drinking Water Source Protection in the Essex Region.

Date Article
16.04.2014 Taking Care of Your Drinking Water - A Guide for Municipal Councils
Download this useful manual from the Ministry of Environment.
23.01.2014 Fuel Storage and Handling Fact Sheet
Fuel Storage and Handling - A drinking water threat
07.11.2013 Technical Studies and Policy Development Continue for Essex Region Source Protection Committee
The Essex Region Source Protection Authority is continuing to expand its technical studies in preparation for its Updated Assessment Report.
21.01.2013 Wastewater: Where does it go?
Have you ever wondered what happens to water and other substances when they are flushed down our drains and toilets?
14.01.2013 Overload: Lake Erie Blue Green Algae
Produced by the Windsor Essex County Environment Committee in partnership with the Essex Region Conservation Authority and the International Joint Commission, this 5 minute video promotes steps we can all take to reduce the problems contributing to blue-green algae.
17.07.2012 Frequently Asked Questions - Lake Erie Algal Blooms

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions on Lake Erie Algal Blooms

30.06.2012 Public Consultation Begins on Proposed Source Protection Plan
The Essex Region Source Protection Authority has released the Proposed Source Protection Plan for public consultation, which was amended after the first round of consultation.
31.05.2012 Essex Region Draft Source Protection Plan Released for Public Comment
The Essex Region Source Protection Committee has released its draft Source Protection Plan for public comment. The Plan contains policies to address activities considered to be a significant threat to sources of drinking water, or could become a significant threat in the future. These policies protect drinking water for the eight municipal drinking water systems in the Essex Region Source Protection Area.
25.01.2012 Approval of the Assessment Report for the Essex Region Source Protection Area

The Essex Region Source Protection Area Assessment Report has now been approved, by the Province of Ontario's Ministry of the Environment.

29.03.2010 Public Consultation Proposed Assessment Report
You are invited to read and comment on the Proposed Assessment Report
22.03.2010 Film Screening Today to Celebrate World Water Day

March 22 marks the international observance of World Water Day and the Essex Region Conservation Authority's Source Water Protection Progarm is pleased to celebrate it with a film screening on two films:  Blue Gold: World Water Wars and Bob McDonald's Water Under Fire.

03.03.2010 Walkerton: The Cost of Getting It Wrong

Bruce Davidson, Vice-Chair of Concerned Walkerton Citizens, will be speaking on understanding the consequences of failing to protect drinking water sources.  This presentation will follow the Essex Region Source Protection Committee Public Meeting on the release of the Draft Proposed Assessment Report.

05.02.2010 Draft Proposed Assessment Report Released

The Essex Region Source Protection Committee has released a 'Draft Proposed Assessment Report' for the Essex Region Source Protection Area for public review and comment.

30.10.2009 Public Meetings on Protecting Sources of Drinking Water

Essex Region Source Protection Committee is seeking consultation on studies being completed as part of the Source Water Protection Planning.

27.07.2009 Private Landowner Stewardship Funding Awarded to ERCA
Landowners within a one kilometre radius of a municipal water treatment plant intake may qualify for assistance on projects such as septic system improvements, runoff and erosion control, a consultant's evaluation and recommendations, or water well decommissioning.
02.06.2009 Approved Terms of Reference
Essex Region Source Protection Committee Finalizes Terms of Reference
29.05.2009 Tips To Protect Your Watershed
10 quick tips to help you protect your watershed everyday!
13.03.2009 ERCA Celebrates World Water Day with Film

March 22 marks the international observance of World Water Day and ERCA is pleased to celebrate it with a free showing of the award-winning film FLOW: For the Love of Water, on Friday March 20th at Mackenzie Hall in the City of Windsor.

17.10.2008 Proposed Terms of Reference
The Essex Region Source Protection Committee (SPC) has prepared a revised "Proposed Terms of Reference" for the Essex Region Source Protection Plan.
20.06.2008 ERCA Striving to Protect Drinking Water for Amherstburg Residents
ERCA is working to remove an underground gasoline storage tank from its property at Heritage River Lookout.
23.05.2008 Drinking Water Source Protection Committee Releases Draft Proposed Terms of Reference
The Public is invited to view the Terms of Reference and provide feedback and comments.
01.04.2008 Drinking Water Stewardship - Funding for Early Actions
The Clean Water Act creates a drinking water support program to help farmers and small businesses take action to reduce threats to local drinking water sources.
13.02.2008 Essex Region Source Protection Committee Hosts Region Open Houses

The Essex Region Source Protection Committee (SPC) will host seven open houses in the coming weeks to promote the value of protecting drinking water at its source.

17.12.2007 Essex Region Source Protection Committee Appointed
The Essex Region Source Protection Authority has named the members of the Source Protection Committee.
17.09.2007 Last Call for Applications to the Source Protection Committee
The composition of the Source Protection Committee has been confirmed.
30.08.2007 Tom Fuerth Named Chair of Essex Region Source Protection Committee
Tom Fuerth has been named Chair of the Essex Region Source Protection Committee

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