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Source Water Protection

Drinking Water Protection Zone road signs are being installed around Wellhead Protection Areas in the Village of Chatsworth and the Hamlet of Walters Falls, marking locations where municipal drinking water sources are the most vulnerable to contamination. These signs enhance public awareness and alert citizens that their actions in these areas can have an impact on the municipal drinking water sources.

The Clean Water Act ensures communities protect their sources of drinking water. Protecting the source of our municipal drinking water is the first step in a multi-barrier approach to safeguard the quality and quantity of our water supply.  The Source Protection Plan (SPP) identifies risks to municipal drinking water sources and provides strategies to reduce and/or eliminate these risks.

The closer your property is to a municipal well or municipal water intake, the more likely there may be policies within the Source Protection Plan that affect your property. Click here to get familiar with drinking water threats.

Risk Management Officials (RMOs) and Risk Management Inspectors (RMIs) are appointed by the municipality that is responsible for implementing local SPP Part IV policies. The municipality has delegated this authority to the Grey Sauble Conservation Authority.