Ontario Drinking Water Stewardship Program
This is the home page of the Ausable Bayfield and Maitland Valley Conservation Authorities' joint project to deliver financial assistance to owners of homes, farms, businesses and other properties for best management practices in the most vulnerable areas of the two source protection areas, through the Ontario Drinking Water Stewardship Program (ODWSP).
Property owners located closest to municipal wells and intakes can help protect drinking water sources through voluntary stewardship projects under the Ontario Drinking Water Stewardship Program.
If you are the owner of a home, farm, business or other property within 100 metres of a municipal well, or one kilometre of a surface water intake, or if your property is located within a two-year time-of-travel of a municipal well, you may be eligible for funding for:
- Decommissioning old, abandoned wells and maintenance of existing wells
- Septic system upgrades
- Runoff and erosion protection
- Agricultural best management practices
- Fuel storage and containment (includes furnace oil tanks)
- Chemical storage and containment (includes DNAPL - Dense non-aqueous phase liquids)
- Manure storage
To find out more visit our News and Information page. For more information or to receive information materials on these funding opportunities phone the Maitland Valley Conservation Authority at 519-335-3557 or the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority at 519-235-2610 or 1-888-286-2610.
For information on drinking water source protection planning visit www.sourcewaterinfo.on.ca
This project has received funding support from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. Such support does not indicate endorsement by the Ministry of the contents of this material. Information is posted for education purposes and is felt to be accurate at the time of posting but may be subject to change, for changes and most current information visit the MOE website and the Ontario Environmental Registry.
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