You can help play an important role in protecting municipal groundwater supplies.
As a homeowner, there are many simple things you can do:
- Maintain your septic system
- Dispose of hazardous waste appropriately
- Minimize use of pesticides, fertilizers and de-icing salt
- Store fuels (e.g. home heating oil, gasoline) properly
If you are a business owner, you can also do things to reduce the threat you may pose to sources of drinking water. As a business owner you can complete a Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plan. For information on how to do this and when you may be required to complete one, please refer to the following guide:
For information on vulnerable areas please click on the link below.
Ontario's Clean Water Act (CWA) established a commitment to keep our drinking water safe. As a result, the Ministry of the Environment launched the Ontario Drinking Water Stewardship Program (ODWSP); a financial assistance program to help landowners take action to reduce threats to local municipal drinking water.
For more information please take a look at the following websites:
South Georgian Bay Lake Simcoe Watershed Region
Credit Valley/Toronto and Region/Central Lake Ontario (CTC) Source Protection Region
Conservation Ontario's Source Protection Website
MOE's Clean Water Act website
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