October 24, 2013
The Source Protection Municipal Implementation Fund (SPMIF) helps small and rural municipalities get ready to implement actions to protect local sources of drinking water.
In the 2013 budget, our government committed to providing $13.5 million to small and rural municipalities to assist with the implementation of the Source Protection Plans to help protect the quality and quantity of drinking water supply sources for the people of Ontario.
Through this program, the Lakehead Source Protection Area of the Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge will receive $50,000 to help implement local actions to protect its drinking water sources.
Source protection is an important part of Ontarioâ€™s drinking water safety net and protects existing and future sources of drinking water. The Clean Water Act gave communities the authority to lead the charge.
Under the act, 19 source protection areas were created. Each area set up a committee of local interests to develop a collaborative science-based assessment report to identify risks to the safety of the areaâ€™s drinking water sources, and a plan to protect them.
Source protection planning is about safeguarding the rivers, lakes and groundwater that supply our drinking water.
Source protection plans have the following components:
"I am very pleased that Oliver Paipoonge will benefit from this Ministry of Environment fund to help implement local actions to protect its drinking water sources."
â€” Bill Mauro, MPP Thunder Bay-Atikokan
"Today's announcement of $50,000 to the Lakehead Source Protection Area is a welcome grant from the Ministry of Environment. On behalf of the municipality, I would like to thank the provincial government, and in particular MPP Bill Mauro, for his ongoing support of our community."
- Lucy Kloosterhuis, Mayor, Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge
For more information:
Bill Mauro, MPP Thunder Bay-Atikokan
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