Source Protection Plans and Resources

Each of Ontario’s Source Protection Regions (SPR) and Source Protection Areas (SPA) host a website on drinking water source protection. Search the websites listed on the chart to find local resources.

SOURCE PROTECTION PLANS
These plans contain policies that either recommend or require actions be taken to address activities identified as threats to drinking water sources.

ASSESSMENT REPORTS
Science-based reports that identify vulnerable areas mapped around municipal wells and intakes in lakes and rivers, vulnerable groundwater areas, and groundwater recharge areas. The reports also identify threats to drinking water sources within these areas.

LOCAL EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
Local source protection authorities have developed several education and outreach resources including fact sheets, videos and guides. 

OTHER EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
There are a number of other resources available to help promote source water protection provincially and locally.

Source Protection Local Resources

Source Protection Region (SPR) & Source Protection Area (SPA) SPAs within SPRs
Ausable Bayfield Maitland Valley SPR Ausable Bayfield Source Protection Area, Maitland Valley Source Protection Area
Credit Valley, Toronto and Region, Central Lake Ontario SPR Central Lake Ontario Source Protection Area, Credit Valley Source Protection Area, Toronto And Region Source Protection Area
Halton-Hamilton SPR Halton Region Source Protection Area, Hamilton Region Source Protection Area
Lake Erie SPR Catfish Creek Source Protection Area, Grand River Source Protection Area, Kettle Creek Source Protection Area, Long Point Region Source Protection Area
Mississippi-Rideau SPR Mississippi Valley Source Protection Area, Rideau Valley Source Protection Area
Raisin-South Nation SPR Raisin Region Source Protection Area, South Nation Source Protection Area
Saugeen, Grey Sauble, Northern Bruce Peninsula SPR Grey Sauble Source Protection Area, Northern Bruce Peninsula Source Protection Area, Saugeen Valley Source Protection Area
South Georgian Bay-Lake Simcoe SPR Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching/Black River Source Protection Area, Nottawasaga Valley Source Protection Area, Severn Sound Source Protection Area
Thames-Sydenham and Region SPR Lower Thames Valley Source Protection Area, St. Clair Region Source Protection Area, Upper Thames River Source Protection Area
Trent Conservation Coalition SPR Crowe Valley Source Protection Area, Ganaraska Region Source Protection Area, Kawartha-Haliburton Source Protection Area, Lower Trent Source Protection Area, Otonabee-Peterborough Source Protection Area
Cataraqui SPA Cataraqui SPA
Essex Region SPA Essex Region SPA
Lakehead SPA Lakehead SPA
Mattagami Region SPA Mattagami Region SPA
Niagara Peninsula SPA Niagara Peninsula SPA
Sudbury SPA Sudbury SPA
North Bay-Mattawa SPA North-Bay Mattawa SPA
Quinte Conservation SPA Quinte Conservation SPA
Sault Ste. Marie Region SPA Sault Ste. Marie Region SPA