TOWN OF MIDLAND
MIDLAND SOURCE WATER PROTECTION STUDY
Ontario‘s Clean Water Act is part of the government‘s commitment to ensure that residents of Ontario have access to safe drinking water. The Clean Water Act requires source protection authorities and municipalities to create and carry out plans to protect the sources of their municipal drinking water supplies. In doing so‚ communities must manage existing land uses and activities‚ and prohibit the establishment of new land uses and activities that pose a significant threat to drinking water.
Pursuant to Section 40 of the Clean Water Act‚ MHBC was retained by the Town of Midland to implement the policies of the Lake Simcoe Southern Georgian Bay Source Protection Plan into the Towns Official Plan Amendment‚ Zoning By-law Amendment and supporting background Study. The Town of Midland obtains its water from Municipal wells‚ and was the first Municipalty in North Simcoe to complete this comprehensive review.
The background study provides a sumamry of 42 significant threats to the municipal drinking water system. The Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment contain supportable policies and regulations to ensure that the Town is addressing source water protection in all its planning decisions and meeting its legal obligations under the Clean Water Act.