March 31, 2010 is the deadline under the Regulation respecting the declaration of water withdrawals to submit to the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks the required declaration of any water withdrawal directly from a source (i.e. groundwater, a watercourse or a lake) that totals an average daily volume of 75 cubic meters or more for the year 2009. This obligation applies to municipalities, industries and businesses and establishments that are not connected to municipal waterworks. The declaration must state namely the identity of the person making the declaration, the sector of activity involved, the location of all water withdrawal sites and, for each site, the site's coordinates, the water source, the quantity and type of use of the water withdrawn. More information as well as a user guide is available on the MSDEP's web site at: