-The Source Protection Programs Branch is working on guidance for municipalities outside of Source Protection Areas as well as other drinking water systems not currently captured under the Clean Water Act to provide them with options on how to engage in source protection planning at the local level. Septic systems will likely be a focal point for source protection planning in these communities and as such, we are supportive of MMA rolling out septic inspections province wide under the Ontario Building Code to protect sources of drinking water.
-There are also historical municipal groundwater studies that may provide helpful information should MMA wish to prioritize how these inspections are rolled out in the province.
[Original Comment ID: 207259]
Submitted February 12, 2018 3:03 PM