Permit to take water


Ontario Water Resources Act


Section 34

Official instrument name

Permit to Take Water (OWRA s. 34)


By law, you must have a permit if you plan to take 50,000+ litres of water in a day from the environment.

This includes:

  • a lake
  • a stream
  • a river
  • a pond
  • groundwater

Learn more about permits to take water