Proposed Changes to Water-Taking Framework in Ontario

CELA provided comments on the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks’ proposed regulatory changes for managing water-takings in Ontario.  The proposal is to amend the Water Taking and Transfer Regulation to:

  • establish clear priorities on water uses
  • provide the Ministry with authority to manage water-takings on an area basis
  • improve public access to monitoring data, and
  • provide municipalities with an opportunity to have input into new and expanded water takings over 379,000 litres per day.

The proposed changes, if implemented, would significantly improve the management of the water quantity in the province.

Download CELA’s Submission: Response-Water-Quantity-Management-Framework