North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority

15 Janey Avenue
North Bay, Ontario
P1C 1N1

Phone: (705) 474-5420
Fax: (705) 474-9793 

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You'll see these signs posted on roadways to advise when you're entering an Intake Protection Zone or a Wellhead Protection Area for a municipal drinking water source.

Working Together to Protect Our Drinking Water Sources

Everyone should be able to trust that the water they drink is safe. Protecting the sources of our drinking water - lakes, rivers or underground aquifers - is the first step to ensure safe drinking water through the development of a Source Protection Plan (SP Plan).

North Bay-Mattawa Source Protection Plan (Effective Date July 1, 2015)

Explanatory Document (Explains rationale for each policy)

Assessment Report (Identifies vulnerable areas and threats)

Source Protection Plan and Assessment Report Updates

The current Source Protection Plan has been in effect since July 1, 2015. The Minister provided a revised section 36 Order in May 2019 directing the Source Protection Authority to submit updates to the Source Protection Plan and related Assessment Report.

The Source Protection Committee has met several times to review the Source Protection Plan policies with the goal of addressing any implementation challenges and keeping the documents current with technical information, regulations and Ministry guidance.

The updates to the Source Protection Plan will include: modifications to delineated areas for surface
water systems; incorporating threat activities and changes made to the provincial tables of drinking water threats; review of policy wording and potential additions to policy sets; making editorial corrections; and updating text and tables to reflect current information.

As the Source Protection Committee reviews drafts of proposed changes these will be shared with staff at the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks. Rounds of consultation will then occur with municipalities and implementing agencies, followed by a public consultation phase.

Drinking Water Source Protection - Area of Jurisdiction

North Bay-Mattawa Source Protection Area includes five municipal drinking water systems:

  • Callander
  • Mattawa
  • North Bay
  • Powassan
  • South River

Notice of Public Consultation On Proposed Source Protection Plan Updates

On behalf of the North Bay-Mattawa Source Protection Committee and Authority, please be advised of the proposed updates to the Source Protection Plan and Assessment Report for the North Bay-Mattawa Source Protection Area. This Notice is being posted for Public Consultation and circulated to municipalities, ministries and other implementing bodies as required under the Clean Water Act, 2006. The proposed updates are prepared as per section 36 of the Clean Water Act, 2006 and the 2021 technical rules. Comments may be submitted to the North Bay-Mattawa Source Protection Committee by email at by June 13, 2024 at 4:30pm.