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.
How do we protect water supplies?
Source water protection plans
Restrictions on activities
Tell us about
- Illegal Dumping
- Improper OHV use