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Vacancy on the Source Protection Committee

The search is on for a new member of the Quinte Region Source Protection Committee who can represent small business and small industry in the Quinte Region. The Committee vacancy was discussed at the Quinte Conservation Source Protection Authority meeting on April 21, 2016.

The Source Protection Committee has produced several reports since its formation in 2007 including the provincially approved Source Protection Plan. The Plan contains policies setting out how 11 local municipal drinking water sources are to be protected. Implementation of the Plan began January 1, 2015.

“We are looking for someone with experience and knowledge in the small business or small industry sector who has an interest in protecting drinking water sources,” explains Keith Taylor, Source Water Protection Project Manager at Quinte Conservation.

“Among other qualifications this position requires a multi-year commitment, an ability to understand scientific and technical reports, and attendance at the two or more Source Protection Committee meetings held each year. Applicants must also live or work in the Quinte Region,” adds Taylor.

The successful candidate will fill one of five economic sector seats on the Committee; along with two representatives from agriculture and one each from large business/large industry and tourism/recreation. The Committee also includes a chair, five municipal and five public representatives, two First Nations members and three non-voting liaison members. The Committee makeup is set out in provincial regulation under the Clean Water Act, 2006.

Future work of the Committee includes the review of new scientific and technical information to ensure that the Source Protection Plan and its supporting reports remain current and relevant; and amending and updating documents as required by the Clean Water Act, 2006.

Taylor advises anyone wishing more information can contact him at Quinte Conservation, 613-968-3434 extension 114, or check the official notice posted at QuinteSourceWater.ca.

The initiative to protect sources of municipal drinking water is directed and funded by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change under the Clean Water Act, 2006. Quinte Conservation provides technical, communications and administrative support for the planning process and supports local municipalities as policies are implemented. More information is available at QuinteSourceWater.ca.

Quinte Conservation is a community-based environmental protection agency.  It serves 18 municipalities in the watersheds of the Moira, Napanee and Salmon Rivers and Prince Edward County.  It provides cost-effective environmental expertise and leadership.  Quinte Conservation’s main goal is to create a sustainable ecosystem where people and nature live in harmony.

For more information:
Keith Taylor
Keith Taylor
Source Water Protection Manager
(613) 968-3434 ext. 114
(613) 354-3312 ext. 114

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