On November 26, 2015, Ontario approved the Grand River Source Protection Plan. The Plan will take effect on July 1, 2016. This is the 22nd and final source protection plan ("SPP") that Ontario committed to implement by 2015. The 22 SPPs cover an area of Ontario where over 95 per cent of the population lives. Municipalities and companies should take note of this development to help prepare for their potential responsibilities and opportunities under Ontario’s drinking water source protection regime.
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