Drinking Water Source Protection
In October 2006, the Province of Ontario passed the Clean Water Act. The Act is focused on preventing the contamination and depletion of surface and groundwater sources that supply municipal drinking water systems with water. Under the Act, 19 source protection regions have been designated across Ontario.
Kawartha Conservation is part of the Trent Conservation Coalition (TCC), a partnership of five conservation authorities that work together on projects of common interest. TCC members include Crowe Valley, Ganaraska, Kawartha, Lower Trent and Otonabee conservation authorities. We operate within a larger area called the Trent Conservation Coaltion Source Protection Region.
Stay fully informed about drinking water source protection at trentsourceprotection.on.ca.
The Kawartha-Haliburton Source Protection Authority
Five source protection authorities, each with their own source protection area, operate within the Trent Conservation Coalition. They support the Trent Conservation Coalition Source Protection Committee in its duties, providing technical and scientific support to both the committee and municipalities, as required.
The Kawartha-Haliburton Source Protection Authority Board is comprised of Kawartha Conservation Board Members who represent the municipalities within the Kawartha Conservation watershed and representatives of the municipalities comprising Haliburton County.
Once a source protection plan is approved, the source protection authorities will continue to have a role in monitoring and reporting on progress in implementing the source protection plan, and in amending the source protection plan.
The source protection authorities each represent a source protection area. For the purposes of drinking water source protection planning, the Kawartha-Haliburton Source Protection Area has been enlarged beyond Kawartha Conservation's boundaries to include the headwaters of the Trent River. This includes the Gull and Burnt River watersheds that drain southward to the Kawartha Lakes.
Learn more about the Kawartha-Haliburton Source Protection Area and each of the municipal drinking water systems within this area.
For information about drinking water source protection initiatives within the Kawartha Watershed, email Mark Majchrowski, Kawartha Conservation Director, Watershed Management, or call 705.328.2271 ext. 215.
Conservation authority partners in the Trent Conservation Coalition:
This project is made possible through the support of the Government of Ontario.