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Approved Terms of Reference

Tuesday, Jun. 2, 2009

The first major task of the Essex Region Source Protection Committee (SPC) was to develop a work plan to guide the source protection planning process for the next five years.

The work plan - called the Terms of Reference, has been developed with input from municipalities and stakeholders.

"The Terms of Reference will guide the creation of local, science-based plans to protect the sources of our drinking water," said Tom Fuerth, SPC Chair. "It outlines roles, responsibilities, timelines, costs, and other aspects of what will be done to develop the Source Protection Plan over the next five years."

The final Terms of Reference was approved by the Minister of the Environment on May 26th, 2009. This document may be reviewed online at the link below and at the office of the Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA).

Terms of Reference