Source Protection Plan for the Greater Sudbury Watersheds
The Sudbury Source Protection Plan identifies potential threats (as defined in the Clean Water Act and described in the Assessment Report) to municipal sources of drinking water and prescribes policies, actions and programs to reduce or eliminate these threats. The Source Protection Plan was originally approved on September 19, 2014 and became effective April 1, 2015. Updates under Section 36 of the Clean Water Act, 2006 were completed with an effective date of March 16, 2021.
Public consultation on the Source Protection Plan
Affected property owners, the general public, municipalities, First Nations and others have had the opportunity to comment on the Source Protection Plan.
The Proposed Source Protection Plan was submitted to the MOE for approval by August 20, 2012. Prior to submission, the public had two opportunities to provide comments through consultation periods which ran from April 16 to June 4, 2012 and between July 9 and August 10, 2012. Two open house style public meetings were also held.
The Proposed Source Protection Plan was updated in late 2013 to incorporate changes as a result of comments on the Plan from the Ministry of the Environment and also to include newly developed water quantity policies.
The Draft Updated Source Protection Plan was available for comment from December 16, 2013 to February 7, 2014. The document was submitted to the Ministry of the Environment on February 28, 2014 and was approved on September 19, 2014.