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The Cataraqui Source Protection Area is in the process of completing a Section 36 Amendment to the Cataraqui Source Protection Plan, Assessment Report and Explanatory Document, under the Clean Water Act, 2006. The Cataraqui Source Protection Plan is a locally developed plan of action (policy document) aimed at keeping drinking water sources clean and plentiful and has been in effect since April 1st, 2015.

Through the Cataraqui Source Protection Plan Amendment, policies have been amended to improve policy effectiveness and to account for changes to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks Technical Rules. These rules determine scientific methods, the circumstances, and locations at which a drinking water threat can be deemed significant, and thus which activities may be prohibited, restricted or require a Risk Management Plan. The proposed changes apply to, but are not limited to, road salt, fuel, agriculture, pesticides, fertilizers, chemical storage, and snow storage.

If your residence or business is located near a municipal well or intake, these changes may impact you. The public is invited to review and provide comments on the proposed amendments starting February 28, 2024. The comment window is open until April 3rd, 2024.  

For more information and to review the proposed changes virtually please visit:  A hard copy is also available for viewing at Cataraqui Conservation by appointment (2069 Battersea Road, Glenburnie, Ontario).

Please submit your comments in writing, on the public consultation webpage or through email to (Subject Line: “SWP Public Consultation”).