News Release

To: Watershed News Media

Date: April 15, 2010

Cataraqui Source Protection Committee releases Draft Assessment Report for public review

The Cataraqui Source Protection Committee released its Draft Assessment Report for public review and comment on April 15.

“The Assessment Report is a major step in our work to protect drinking water sources in our area,” said John Williamson, Source Protection Committee Chair. “It represents the completion of most of our source water technical studies.”

“The purpose of the report is to identify areas where drinking water sources could become contaminated or overused,” added Williamson. “It also prioritizes issues and threats within those areas.”

Findings from the Draft Assessment Report will be presented at three public open houses. The open houses are scheduled from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a presentation at 7:00 p.m.

The public is welcome to attend any of the following open houses:

The open house in Napanee will be held jointly with the Quinte Source Protection Committee.

You can also view the Draft Assessment Report at the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority Administration Office, at local municipal offices and at some local libraries.

The report is also available by visiting the website at On the website you will also find details about all of the locations where you can view a paper copy of the report.

The deadline for submitting comments to the Source Protection Committee is 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 20, 2010. The comments will be considered before the next draft of the report is posted for review this summer. Written comments are being collected at the Conservation Authority office and via e-mail to

For more information call:
John C. Williamson, Chair, Cataraqui Source Protection Committee            (613) 353-7335

Rob McRae, Project Manager – Source Water Protection                 (613) 546-4228 ext. 224
Toll-free (613) area code: 1-877-956-CRCA ext. 224




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