This newsletter is to let you know about the naming of the new committee chairman; the date and location of the next source protection committee meeting; and a notice of proposal to reduce the size of the committee from 15 to 12.
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Drinking Water Source Protection Newsletter

March 2017

Committee to meet in Holmesville

The next regular meeting of the Ausable Bayfield Maitland Valley Drinking Water Source Protection Committee (SPC) is Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the White Carnation Hall, 79867 Parr Line, Holmesville, at 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Ontario names Matt Pearson as Chair of Source Protection Committee


New Chair has served on Province’s first committee since its start in 2007

Matt Pearson is the new Chair of the Ausable Bayfield Maitland Valley Drinking Water Source Protection Committee (SPC)
The Province of Ontario has named Matt Pearson as the Chair of the Ausable Bayfield Maitland Valley Drinking Water Source Protection Committee (SPC). Pearson started as an environmental representative on the committee when it was formed in 2007 as Ontario’s first source protection committee. He served as interim chair in 2016 before being announced by the Province of Ontario, early in 2017, as the new Chair.
Pearson takes over from past Chair Laurence Brown who served in the role between 2007 and 2016 before retiring from the position. The source protection committee honoured Larry for his service with a tribute at the September 2016 SPC meeting.
“It is an honour to serve as Chair of this committee,” said Pearson. “I have been proud to serve with this bright and dedicated group of community members.” The committee members have worked closely with people in the area to develop practical, effective, and local plans, he said. “Those plans are adding a new barrier of protection helping to keep our drinking water safe and clean,” according to Pearson. “We have now entered an important phase in protection of our water and we need to make sure planning policies are being implemented effectively.”
The new Chair said “I would like to commend all the people in our local communities who are adding protection to our drinking water sources through positive actions at home and work.” 
To find out more, visit the sourcewaterinfo.on.ca website at this link:
Matt Pearson named Chairman
 

Notice of Proposal to Reduce Size of Source Protection Committee

This notice is to let you know, as partners in the protection of the local drinking water supply, of the opportunity to provide your input on a local proposal to reduce the size of the Drinking Water Source Protection Committee (SPC) for the Ausable Bayfield Maitland Valley Source Protection Region.
Recent changes made to Ontario Regulation 288/07 permit a Source Protection Authority (SPA) to consider a reduction in the size of the local Source Protection Committee. The two source protection authorities for the Ausable Bayfield Maitland Valley (ABMV) Source Protection Region are currently considering a reduction in the size of the local Ausable Bayfield Maitland Valley Drinking Water Source Protection Committee.
This local SPC currently has fifteen members and a reduction to twelve members is being considered. 
To learn more, visit the sourcewaterinfo.on.ca website at this link:
Notice of Proposed Reduction in Size of Source Protection Committee
For more information visit www.sourcewaterinfo.on.ca
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