The Maitland Valley Source Protection Plan details how activities under the Clean Water Act are regulated and applies to all the Wellington County municipalities located within the Maitland Valley watershed. The Maitland Valley Source Protection Plan came into effect on April 1, 2015. For Source Protection Plan policies to apply, the property must be located within a municipal well head protection area. For a significant drinking water threat policy to apply, certain groundwater vulnerability scores must be present (often a score of 10).
Within Wellington County, the Maitland Source Protection Plan applies to the Town of Minto, specifically Palmerston, Harriston and the southwestern portion of Clifford. Although the Maitland watershed encompasses portions of the Township of Mapleton and Township of Wellington North, only general education programs apply to these municipalities for this Source Protection Plan.
For more information about the Ausable Bayfield Maitland Valley Source Protection Plan: