The Drinking Water Source Protection Plan for the Grand River Source Protection Area (watershed) is effective July 1, 2016. The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change approved the plan on Nov. 26, 2015.
The source protection plan:
- describes the Grand River watershed
- identifies the vulnerable areas related to drinking water sources
- identifies the types and number of significant threats to water quality and quantity
- outlines the policies and programs to manage or remove significant threats, and to prevent new significant threats from developing
Volume 1 (72 pages, 6 mb) 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.
This volume contains the Source Protection Plan policies listed by municipality.
- Chapters 1-2 (12 pages, 500 kb): Introduction, how to read the Source Protection Plan Policies
- Chapters 3-6 (77 pages, 4 mb): Townships of Southgate, Amaranth, Melancthon and East Garafraxa; Town of Grand Valley
- Chapter 7 (48 pages, 13 mb): County of Wellington
- Chapter 8 (32 pages, 6 mb): City of Guelph
- Chapter 9 (18 pages, 1 mb): Region of Halton
- Chapter 10 (84 pages, 15 mb): Region of Waterloo
- Chapter 11 (16 pages, 1 mb): Township of Perth East
- Chapter 12 (24 pages, 2 mb): County of Oxford
- Chapter 13 (16 pages, 1 mb): City of Hamilton (Lynden)
- Chapter 14 (40 pages, 7 mb): County of Brant
- Chapter 15 (24 pages, 3 mb): City of Brantford
- Chapter 16 (14 pages, 1 mb): County of Haldimand
Appendix B - Assessment Report for the Grand River Watershed
The Grand River 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 (433 pages, 4 mb) explains the aim and reasoning 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 Grand River Conservation Authority, 400 Clyde Rd., Cambridge.