4. Under the Clean Water Act, 2006, what are "Assessment Reports", and how will these documents be drafted, reviewed and approved?


ANSWER: Assessment Reports are prepared by local Source Protection Committees in accordance with their approved Terms of Reference, and are generally intended to identify and evaluate threats to the quality or quantity of drinking water sources (i.e. surface water or groundwater). The mandatory content requirements for Assessment Reports are prescribed by law, regulation, and technical rules. There are key opportunities for public review of, and comment upon, Assessment Reports before these documents are approved by the Ministry of the Environment.


Background The overall purpose of Ontario’s Clean Water Act, 2006 (“CWA”) is to protect existing and future sources of drinking water.1 To achieve this purpose, the CWA has...  download 4 page fact sheet below.

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