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Source Protection Committee

As a result of COVID-19 meetings will be held by teleconference until further notice. Public wishing to attend the meeting should contact Marlene McKinnon at prior to the next scheduled meeting.


Call for Applications

The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority is seeking volunteer members of the Source Protection Committee (SPC) for a term of 5 years. The Clean Water Act, 2006 (CWA) was developed to protect existing and future sources of drinking water.
Details about the position are available here.
To apply please send a resume and cover letter to the address below before November 30, 2021, 4:00 p.m. Applications should be addressed to:
Marlene McKinnon,
Source Water Protection Program Manager
Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority
1100 Fifth Line East
Sault Ste. Marie, On P6A 6J8
Phone (705) 946-8530 ext.# 1004


The six-member Sault Ste. Marie Region Source Protection Committee (SPC) was established on November 16, 2007, to fulfill the requirements of the Clean Water Act, 2006 and its corresponding regulations.

The role of the SPC was to guide the development of three key documents that complete the source protection planning process for the Sault Ste. Marie Region Source Protection Area and to ensure that all relevant information is being taken into account when protecting our local sources of drinking water now and in the future. The Sault Ste. Marie Region SPC has successfully developed an approved Assessment Report, Explanatory Document and Source Protection Plan for the local area.
Source Protection Committee Members
The current Source Protection Committee members were appointed at the August 20, 2019 Source Protection Authority meeting under the following resolution:
 Resolution # 13/19, moved by Enzo Palumbo, seconded by Rick Niro,
“Resolved that the staff memo entitled Source Protection Committee Member Appointment dated August 20, 2019, be accepted as information be approved and further,”
Be it resolved that the Source Protection Authority accept and approve the Source Protection Committee Member Appointees as per Clean Water Act, Ontario Regulation 288/07, Section 8. (2) for a term of up to five years.” was CARRIED.
Committee Member Representing
Catherine Taddo City of Sault Ste. Marie
Hal McGonigal Township of Prince
Larry Woolley Sault Ste. Marie Resident
Andrew Hallett Water Industry
Mike Delfre Local Business
Vacant Environmental
Committee Liaisons Representing
Corrina Barrett Sault Ste. Marie Region Source Protection Authority
Beth Forrest, Liaison Officer
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

Source Protection Committee Meetings

The Source Protection Committee meets to discuss source protection policies and review provincial updates. Meetings are open to the public.


2020 Meeting Schedule
January 8, 2020 at 1:00 pm
March 3, 2020, at 1:00 pm
April 8, 2020 at 1:00 pm (rescheduled for April 16, 2020)
April 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Teleconference)
July 8, 2020 at 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (Teleconference)
This project has received funding support from the Government of Ontario.
Such support does not indicate endorsement by the Government of Ontario of the contents of this material.

Related Documents
2020 SPC Agendas
2020 SPC Meeting Minutes
2019 SPC Agendas
2019 SPC Minutes
2018 SPC Agendas
2018 SPC Minutes
2017 SPC Agendas
2017 SPC Minutes
2015 SPC Agendas
2015 SPC Meeting Minutes
2014 SPC Agendas
2014 SPC Meeting Minutes
2012 SPC Agendas
2012 SPC Meeting Minutes
2011 SPC Agendas
2011 SPC Meeting Minutes
2010 SPC Agendas
2010 SPC Meeting Minutes
2009 SPC Agendas
2009 SPC Meeting Minutes
2008 SPC Agendas
2008 SPC Meeting Minutes
2007 SPC Agendas
2007 SPC Meeting Minutes
Specific Documents