October 20, 2017, St. Thomas - The first Annual Report on the progress of the Source
Water Protection Program in the Kettle Creek Source Protection Area was approved
at a recent meeting of the Kettle Creek Source Protection Authority.
“The Kettle Creek Source Protection Area – 2016 Annual Report is a reflection of
Source Water Protection Program implementation efforts and more broadly, a snapshot
of the program’s progress in the Kettle Creek watershed,” said Elizabeth VanHooren,
General Manager of Kettle Creek Conservation Authority.
The Kettle Creek Source Protection Plan, which took effect on January 1, 2015, established
policies to appropriately and effectively address significant drinking water threats
to the Elgin Area Primary Water Supply System, east of Port Stanley, and the Belmont
Water Supply System, the only municipal drinking water sources in the Kettle Creek
This report is produced by the Lake Erie Source Protection Region and written for
the citizens of the Kettle Creek watershed, the Lake Erie Region Source Protection
Committee, and local stakeholders. The report uses seven Source Water Protection
Program categories developed by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change.
The categories help tell the story of progress towards full implementation of Source
Protection Plans and the protection of municipal drinking water sources.
The 2016 Annual Report can be found at www.kettlecreekconservation.on.ca.
To view the approved plan and its associated documents, please visit www.sourcewater.ca.