Source Water Protection

Source Water Area

A source water area is the watershed or wellhead contribution zone that contributes all the water used to supply drinking water from the source. The source water area may be a surface water supply or a groundwater supply. The map below shows our five surface supplies, the Middle Lake Road well field supplying Sydney and area, and two small community wells. To find out more about a particular source, click on a community name to the left.

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If you see one of these signs you are in a public water supply source water area.

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How do we protect water supplies?

Source water protection plans
Restrictions on activities

Tell us about

  • Illegal Dumping
  • Boating
  • Improper OHV use