The Drinking Water Source Protection Plan for the Catfish Creek Source Protection Area (watershed) went into effect on Jan. 1, 2015. The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change approved the plan on Sept. 19, 2014.
- Read the news release from the Catfish Creek Conservation Authority and Oxford County.
- Read the approval letter from the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change.
- Read the news release from the ministry.
The Catfish Creek Source Protection Plan (PDF - 4 mb):
- describes the Catfish Creek watershed
- identifies the vulnerable areas related to drinking water sources
- identifies the types and number of significant threats to water quality
- outlines the policies and programs to manage or eliminate significant threats, and to prevent new significant threats from developing
The plan has two parts
- Volume I provides the context for the plan. It includes a brief history of source protection planning and the Clean Water Act, source protection plan objectives and a description of the watershed.
- Volume 2 lists the policies and programs in the plan.
Appendix B - Assessment Report for the Catfish Creek Watershed.
The Assessment Report is the scientific and technical foundation of the plan. It shows wellhead and intake protection areas and enumerates the threats to water quality for each water system.
The Explanatory Document (PDF -- 1.5 mb) explains the intent and rationale behind the policies in the Source Protection Plan (Volume 2).
These documents will help you to understand the Source Protection Plan policies and how they apply.
The Source Protection Plan can be seen at the Catfish Creek Conservation Authority, 8079 Springwater Rd., Aylmer