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.

  • Conservation Ontario Source Water Protection resources
  • Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Source Water Protection - Campaign in a Box Toolkit EN | FR

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

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