Protecting sources of drinking water in the Quinte Region improves the quality of life for local families and supports sustainable communities now and into the future.

Protecting Water Sources:

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  • Protects public health
  • Avoids the cost and need to clean up contaminated water
  • Reduces the cost of water treatment
  • Ensures a long-term supply of clean water
  • Ensures an adequate supply for economic growth
  • Eliminates the need to search for new drinking water sources when existing ones become contaminated or depleted

What you can do to protect water

Landowners can follow these simple steps to protect water quantity and quality or read the following for more specific steps to protect water.

Agricultural Activities

Best Practices for Protecting Non-Municipal Drinking Water Systems 

Caring for Septic Systems

Caring for Your Well

Conserving Water

Dangerous Chemicals

Fuel Oil Tanks Maintenance

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

You can also register for our Drinking Water Wise Webinars which will be occurring between September 2023 and March 2024.