Raisin-South Nation Source Protection Region
What is Source Water?
Source water is the raw water that we take from lakes, rivers or underground aquifers to supply people with drinking water. The goal of Source Water Protection is to protect these sources of drinking water from contamination and overuse, now and into the future.
The Ontario Clean Water Act requires municipalities and stakeholders to work together to develop watershed-based Source Protection Plans. These plans focus on protecting the source water that supplies municipal drinking water systems.
A local Source Protection Committee was tasked with writing the Source Protection Plans.
The Raisin Region Source Protection Area combined with the South Nation Source Protection Area form the Raisin-South Nation Source Protection Region.
The Raisin Region Source Protection Area includes the jurisdiction of the Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA) and additional areas to the south west (Hoasic Creek) and north (Rigaud River). The total area of the Raisin Region Source Protection Area is approximately 2,000 km².
The South Nation Source Protection Area includes the jurisdiction of South Nation Conservation (SNC) with the addition of the Town of Prescott and an additional area to the north-east (Champlain and Hawkesbury). The total area of the South Nation Source Protection Area is approximately 5,000 km².
The Source Protection Areas and Source Protection Region are shown below.