The purpose of the Clean Water Act, 2006 is to protect existing and future sources of drinking water to help protect human health and the environment, and to ensure safe, clean drinking water for all Ontarians.
The Act ensures communities are able to protect their drinking water sources through prevention - by developing collaborative, locally driven, watershed based drinking water source protection plans founded on science. Source protection planning is a vital part of Ontario’s drinking water safety net, a framework designed to protect drinking water from the source to the tap.
Amendments to the assessment report and source protection plan were carried out to further protect sources of drinking water in the Kawartha-Haliburton source protection area. The amendments include the addition of water quantity protection zones (vulnerable areas) that extend into the Trent Conservation Coalition source protection region as result of the CTC source protection water quantity risk assessment. The amendments include the identification of water quantity drinking water risks to the source of water supplying the communities of King City, Kleinburg, Nobleton, Stouffville, and Uxville in the CTC source protection region, as well as policies to address these risks within the Townships of Uxbridge and Scugog.
The amendments have been completed in accordance with the legislative and regulatory requirements set out in the Clean Water Act and Ontario Regulation 287/07 (General) and have been approved. The effective date of the amendments is upon posting on the Environmental Registry.