Essex Region Source Protection Area - Proposed Source Protection Plan

Source Protection Plan

The Essex Region Source Protection Authority has released the Proposed Source Protection Plans for public consultation.

The goal of the Source Protection Plan is to manage or eliminate existing or future activities that are, or could become, significant threats. The Plan contains a series of policies that will protect our drinking water sources from current and future threats. These threats have been identified through the technical and scientific work outlined in our Assessment Reports. The plan looks at the best way we, as a community, can protect our sources of municipal drinking water now and in the future.

Proposed Source Protection Plan

Proposed Source Protection Plan Appendices

Appendix G - Maps

Explanatory Document

Public Consultation

The Essex Region Source Protection Authority would like to invite public comments on the Proposed Source Protection Plan. Comments must be received on or before July 30, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.

Notice of Public Consultation

How to Comment

  • Email:
  • Fax: 519-776-8688
  • Mail: Essex Region Source Protection Authority
    360 Fairview Avenue West, Suite 311
    Essex, ON
    N8M 1Y6
    Attention: Stan Taylor, Project Manager, Source Water Protection
  • SWP Comment Form

Types of Drinking Water Threats

A drinking water threat refers to an activity or condition that adversely affects, or has the potential to adversely affect, the quality or quantity of water that is or may be used as a source of drinking water.

Our plan will consider present and future occurrences of:

  • Nineteen types of drinking water quality threats that are prescribed in the regulations under the Clean Water Act and listed within our Assessment Report
  • Transportation of specific substances along railway, highway and shipping corridors

The Source Protection Plan is due to be submitted to the Ministry of Environment in August 2012.

This video provides more information about Source Water Protection.

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To view the Executive Summary in French, click here.