Searching for New Chair of Source Protection Committee
June 8, 2016, RIDEAU VALLEY AND MISSISSIPPI VALLEY WATERSHEDS – The Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Committee is in need of a new Chair. Under Ontario’s Clean Water Act, a Source Protection Committee representing multiple stakeholders is required for each source protection region in Ontario. The Source Protection Committee oversees the drinking water source protection program and the composition ensures that a variety of local interests are represented at the decision making table.
The Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Committee has been in place since 2007 with many of the original members still in place representing municipalities, industry, small business, environmental interests, First Nations, agriculture and the general public. They have worked hard to establish effective and fair policies to protect drinking water sources in our region, specifically the rivers and groundwater that supply municipal drinking water systems.
A new Chair is required to provide on-going leadership to the Committee and be a local champion for the protection of our precious drinking water sources. The position of Chair is a government appointment and is currently being advertised by the Public Appointment Secretariat at https://www.pas.gov.on.ca/scripts/en/advertPositions.asp with an application deadline of June 21, 2016.