Source Protection Committees were established for each of the 19 Source Protection Areas or Regions in Ontario. The Committees are required to follow the Clean Water Act, its regulations, Director’s rules, guidance material developed by the Province, and to work in cooperation with municipalities and Source Protection Authorities. The Cataraqui Source Protection Plan was developed by a committee of 16 members, including a Chair. To select the Chair of the Committee, the Cataraqui Source Protection Authority interviews candidates and sends the names of recommended candidates to the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change for appointment. The regulations of the Clean Water Act required that one‐third of the members of the SPC must be from each of the following sectors: municipal, economic, and other public interests. The Cataraqui Source Protection Authority (SPA) selected the members of the SPC based on land use characteristics, water use, and potential influences on water. To learn more about the SPC members, refer to the table below.
The Cataraqui Source Protection Committee developed a Terms of Reference, an Assessment Report, and a Source Protection Plan to protect sources of municipal residential drinking water and significant regional groundwater sources in the Cataraqui Source Protection Area.
The SPC is governed by the Clean Water Act, 2006 and its regulations. It has also established its own rules of procedure (By‐law 2007‐01) in December 2007. This includes a code of conduct and a conflict of interest policy.
Source Protection Committee Meetings
The Cataraqui Source Protection Committee meets when necessary to discuss source protection policy and reporting requirements in the Cataraqui Source Protection Area. Meetings are open to the public. Meetings are currently being held at the call of the Chair.
Meetings are held at 6:30 pm at the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area Outdoor Centre, 1655 Perth Road, Glenburnie ON (except where noted otherwise).
Click on a member’s name to view their biography.
|John Williamson – Inverary||Chair|
|Richard Bresee – Amherstview||Municipal||Western Municipalities|
|Andrea Gummo – Kingston||Municipal||Central Municipalities|
|Steve Allen – Brockville||Municipal||Eastern Municipalities|
|John Conley – Athens||Municipal||Municipal (at large)|
|Kim Sytsma – Athens||Economic||Agriculture|
|Jeff Peters – Inverary||Economic||Agriculture|
|Michael Farrell – Ontario Power Generation – Bath||Economic||Industry|
|Chris Mangan-Greene – Greene Acre Golf Club – Gananoque||Economic||Tourism and Recreation|
|Nona Mariotti – Loughborough Lake Association – Inverary||Community||Lake Associations|
|Richard Lindgren – Canadian Environmental Law Association – Wolfe Island||Community||Environmental Associations|
|Christine Brennan – Kingston||Community||General Public|
|Terry Shea – Kingston||Community||General Public|
|Gordon Ohlke||Liaison||Cataraqui Source Protection Authority|
|Gord Mitchell – KFL&A Public Health||Liaison||Health Units|
|Mary Wooding||Liaison||Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change|
Minutes & Agendas
|March 3, 2016||March 3 – Agenda||March 3 – Minutes|
|November 24, 2016||November 24 – Agenda||November 24 – Minutes|
|September 21, 2017||September 21 – Agenda||September 21 – Minutes|
|November 30, 2017||November 30 – Agenda||November 30 – Minutes|
|March 7, 2018||March 7 – Agenda||No quorum|
|March 21, 2018||March 21 – Agenda||March 21 – Minutes|
|June 12, 2018||June 12 – Agenda||June 12 – Minutes|
|November 21, 2018||Nov. 21 – Agenda||Nov. 21 – Minutes|
|March 20, 2019||March 20 – Agenda||March 20 – Minutes|
|October 29, 2019||Oct. 29 – Agenda||Oct. 29 – Minutes|
|February 19, 2020||Feb. 19 – Agenda||Feb. 19 – Minutes|
|March 30, 2020||March 30 – Agenda||March 30 – Minutes|