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Source Water Protection (SWP)

In 2006, the Ontario government passed the Clean Water Act to protect municipal drinking water throughout Ontario. 

As a result, Source Water Protection Regions were designated and Source Water Protection Plans created to provide a framework for protecting drinking water from contamination and overuse.

Click to view a video on what it means to protect the sources of our drinking water, what responsibilities municipalities have, and how the public can help.

For an overview on how source protection works please click here                      For a detailed overview on groundwater please click here                     

(Pdf of Overview Primer)                                                                                                 (Pdf of Groundwater Primer)


To find out more please visit the  South Georgian Bay Source Protection Region's website or to read the Source Water Protection Plan please visit