The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) recently approved its first source water protection plan under the Clean Water Act, 2006 (CWA). The goal of the approved Lakehead Source Protection Plan, which was developed by the Lakehead Source Protection Committee and certain municipal and community partners, is to prevent contamination from entering sources of drinking water in the Thunder Bay area. As reported in Torys’ August 2009 EH&S Bulletin, the CWA requires local source protection committees to develop source protection plans for watersheds across Ontario.

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Jeff Gracer