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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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

Source Protection Plan - Update (2021)

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.

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.