Source Water Protection

Collection of materials about protecting drinking water sources

The protection of drinking water sources is the first of the multi-barrier approaches recommended by Mr. Justice O'Connor in his Walkerton Inquiry recommendations. CELA has remained heavily involved, since the Walkerton Inquiry, in ensuring all of the Inquiry recommendations are implemented.

The linked files in this collection provide CELA's detailed and summary publications and any related media releases on this topic. See also our collection of maps of source protection areas and regions in Ontariom and our collection of Fact Sheets about Source Water Protection.

Media Releases and Action Alerts

Ontario’s drinking water rules are not red tape
New report by Walkerton citizens’ lawyers finds Bill 66 threatens Ontario’s drinking water
Deregulation Redux: Ontario’s Environmental Laws under Attack (Again)
The Walkerton Tragedy: Lessons Learned and Unfinished Business
Source Water Protection 2.0: Strengthening Ontario’s Drinking Water Safety Net
CELA Decries Off-Shore Wind Moratorium
Ecumenical Service and Walk Held to Commemorate Walkerton Tragedy
New Information for Ontario's Drinking Water Source Protection Program
Can Canada Avoid a Water Crisis?
Launch of Water Guardians Network
Environmental groups applaud Third Reading of Clean Water Act
Citizens Speak Out About Clean Water
New Water Law Critical for Healthy Ontario
Joint ENGO Statement on Improving Ontario's Clean Water Act
Progress made with Clean Water Act
Long-awaited Source Protection Legislation Introduced
Take Action Now for Drinking Water Source Protection!
Government Needs to Affirm its Commitment to Protect Water in Ontario
CELA’s website: Great Lakes Information Network “Site of the Month”
Ontario moving closer to better water protection
Twelve Million Dollars for Water Protection a Start
CELA and Partners Collaborate to Urge the Ontario Government to Address Water Protection
Proposed Drinking Water Source Protection Act for Ontario
Source Water Protection - July 20th Public Forum
Ontario Proposes Badly Needed Source Protection Legislation
One Step Closer to Protecting Drinking Water in Ontario
Source Water Protection - ACTION NEEDED NOW!!
Province Moves Forward On Source Protection
CELA Appointed to Source Protection Committee
CELA Applauds Planning Act Changes
Environmentalists call upon McGuinty Government to fix Deficient Water Well Regulation

Publications and on-line resources

Intervenor Articles

Intervenor: Vol. 25 no. 2 April - June 2000
Intervenor: vol. 27, no. 3 - 4, July - December 2002
Intervenor: vol. 27, no. 3 - 4, July - December 2002
Intervenor: vol. 27, no. 3 - 4, July - December 2002