Source Protection Plan

The North Bay-Mattawa Source Protection Authority is in the process of completing a Section 36 Amendment to our Source Protection Plan and Assessment Report under the Clean Water Act. The current Source Protection Plan has been in place since July 1, 2015. The Minister provided an amended 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.

Two rounds of pre-consultation have taken place with municipalities and implementing agencies. A public consultation phase has begun starting May 8, 2024 and ending on June 13, 2024 at 4:30pm.

Source Protection Plan for Public Consultation.

Assessment Report for Public Consultation

Explanatory Document for Public Consultation

Two open houses for the public are being held on: May 22, 2024 from 5pm to 6:30pm and on May 29, 2024 from 10:30 am to 12pm at the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority located at 15 Janey Avenue, North Bay, Ontario, P1C 1N1.

Notice of Public Consultation

Approved Source Protection Plan

The Source Protection Plan (SP Plan) contains policies to address all activities identified in the Assessment Report that could pose a threat to sources of drinking water. The objective is to ensure that such activities either never become or cease to be significant drinking water threats.

The SP Plan was prepared by the local multi-stakeholder Source Protection Committee as mandated by the Clean Water Act , 2006 and was approved by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change on March 5, 2015.

Source Protection Plan - Approval March 5, 2015

The approval of the North Bay-Mattawa Source Protection Plan was announced by the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change on March 5, 2015.  The effective date for the Plan is July 1, 2015.

Link to the Minister's Approval Letter

Link to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Media Release

A hard copy of the SP Plan is available for viewing at the NBMCA office, 15 Janey Ave., North Bay, ON


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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