On behalf of the Thames-Sydenham Source Protection Region the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority is hosting a Regional Risk Management Office for the following seven municipalities:
- Municipality of Chatham-Kent
- City of London
- Township of Perth East
- Township of Perth South
- Town of St. Marys
- City of Stratford
- Municipality of West Perth
Staff at the Upper Thames River and St. Clair Region Conservation Authorities have been appointed as Risk Management Officials (RMOs) and Risk Management Inspectors (RMIs) for this Regional Office.
What are risk management officials and risk management inspectors?
Risk management officials (RMOs) and Risk Management Inspectors (RMIs) must be certified and appointed before acting as an RMO or RMI. Certification involves completion of a mandatory training course approved by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change.
The RMOs and RMIs work to ensure that requirements under the Clean Water Act and the Thames-Sydenham and Region Source Protection Plan are met. They provide necessary notifications, negotiate risk management plans (RMPs) for certain activities of concern, develop and distribute information packages for property owners and ensure information about activities in the vulnerable areas is accurate.
- Learn more about RMO/RMI responsibilities (opens pdf document in new window)
What is a risk management plan?
A risk management plan regulates activities that pose a significant threat to municipal drinking water sources.
The risk management plan (RMP) includes best management practices designed to ensure that risks to the municipal drinking water source are reduced or eliminated. The plan is generally negotiated between the person doing the activity and a risk management official.
For example, if fuel stored at a service station was a significant threat to drinking water, a risk management official would work with the gas station owner. Together, they would develop a risk management plan to reduce the chance of spills from an underground tank.
The risk management plan may be simple and straightforward in cases where best management practices are already in place. The plans can be amended as activities and operations change over time.
Are you affected by policies in the Thames-Sydenham and Region Source Protection Plan?
To find out if your property might be affected by policies in the Thames-Sydenham and Region Source Protection Plan, you can find your property through our interactive maps tool here.
If you do need to negotiate a risk management plan for an activity on your property, the Risk Management Official for your area will contact you.
If you are thinking about beginning a new activity on your property and you’re wondering if the Thames-Sydenham and Region Source Protection Plan polices might apply, feel free to contact our risk management staff. Staff contact information is provided below:
Regional Risk Management Office
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
1424 Clarke Road, London, ON N5V 5B9
Source Protection Plan
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