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Source Protection Plan

The Source Protection Plan is the strategic document for the Lakehead Source Protection Area that outlines policies and procedures to ensure that all significant and potential threats to the sources of Municipal residential drinking water systems are managed in a way that they will never become significant drinking water risks. The plan addresses policies to assist meeting Great Lakes targets if required. The City of Thunder Bay and the Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge, the two Municipalities with Municipal drinking water systems in our area, will play a central role in the implementation and enforcement of the Source Protection Plan which will be monitored and revised as required by the Lakehead Source Protection Committee.

The Source Protection Plan for the Lakehead Source Protection Area was submitted by the Lakehead Source Protection Authority to the Minister of Environment on June 6, 2012, and was approved on January 16, 2013.

To view the Source Protection Plan click here.

The local Source Protection Plan contains policies that addresses significant threats and risks to the source water for the two local Municipal systems serving the City of Thunder Bay and Rosslyn Village in the Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge.

The plan includes:

  • Policies and programs to eliminate existing significant threats
  • Policies and programs to ensure no future drinking water threats become significant threats
  • Rules for activities in wellhead and intake protection zones
  • Public education programs
  • Programs to promote best management practices for voluntary action


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