Guelph is located in the Grand River watershed. Guelph’s source water protection policies are part of the Grand River Source Protection Plan which is in turn part of the Lake Erie Source Protection Region.The City of Guelph and the Lake Erie Source Protection Committee invited residents, businesses and organizations to provide information about, and receive feedback on the Grand River Source Protection Plan as it was developed.
Grand River Source Protection Plan
The Grand River Source Protection Plan establishes the policies and programs for managing significant drinking water threats, and identifies:
- the approach to policy development
- who is responsible for taking action (the implementing body)
- how progress will be measured
Guelph/Guelph-Eramosa Tier 3 Water Budget Study
The goal of the Guelph Guelph/Eramosa Tier 3 study is to measure current and future sustainability of municipal drinking water systems in light of municipal growth and climate change.
The Explanatory Document provides background and rationale for selecting specific policy approaches to address the drinking water threats.
Terms of Reference
The Terms of Reference outline the steps taken to develop and implement a Source Protection Plan. It sets out the roles and responsibilities of municipalities, Conservation Authorities, and the Ministry of the Environment, and includes all municipal water supply sources protected by the Grand River Source Protection Plan.
The Assessment Report is a science-based document that describes the study area, and identifies vulnerable areas, including:
- existing municipal water supply sources
- areas where aquifers are being recharged
- aquifers vulnerable to contamination
- significant threats to our municipal drinking water
Related agencies and policies
- Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
- Ontario Clean Water Act 2006
- Conservation Ontario
- Interactive source water protection map
- Grand River Conservation Authority
- Grand River Source Protection Area
- Lake Erie Source Protection Region
- Source water protection for businesses, developers and builders
- You can help protect Guelph’s water supply
- Source water protection fact sheets and resources
- Guelph Source Water Protection Policies
Guelph Source Water Protection
519-822-1260 extension 3320