The Source Protection Committee in the Thames-Sydenham and Region has 25 members. A discussion paper on participation in the Source Protection Planning process discussed options for committee representation within the rules established by the Clean Water Act and regulations. Following extensive public and stakeholder consultation, the Committee was appointed on November 19, 2007. The Committee has been responsible for guiding the development of a local Source Protection Plan. An important part of this process is public and stakeholder involvement. The Source Protection Committee established a Mission Statement and a set of Guiding Principles and Code of conduct, Rules of Order and Conflict of Interest Policies. These documents help guide the committee in completing its work.
Protect sources of drinking water by developing a plan based on science and local cooperation.
- Fair and reasonable solutions
- Consensus within our diverse area group
- Clarity of information
- Open communication
- Respecting diversity of opinion