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.
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|