Media Advisory - New Committee to Help Protect GTA's Drinking Water

    - CTC Source Protection Committee one step further to making waters safe
    and clean -

    TORONTO, Sept. 17 /CNW/ - Toronto and Region Source Protection Authority
(TRSPA) today announced that it is one step further in helping to protect the
sources of the Greater Toronto Areas' drinking water. The TRSPA is forming the
CTC Source Protection Committee to lead the development of local plans to
protect municipal drinking water sources. For the first time, communities are
required to look at their drinking water sources, identify and create and
carry out a source protection plan to protect both the quality and quantity of
municipal drinking water sources.
    After a careful review, the composition of the committee has been
finalized to include representation from a diverse group of people and
backgrounds. These members will play an essential role in carrying out the
committee's mandate.
    As outlined in the regulations under the Clean Water Act, the CTC Source
Protection Committee (SPC) will have 21 members plus a chair and will be
divided into thirds: municipal, sectoral, and general.
    Toronto and Region Source Protection Authority (TRSPA) is looking for
interested, committed individuals with relevant experience to apply for
sectoral and general membership based on the following composition:

    Sectoral: Agriculture - 2, Aggregate - 1, Petrochemical - 1, Land
development - 1, Golf course - 1, Other - 1 (to be determined based on
applications received)

    General: Seven members appointed to reflect other interests such as
environment, public health, non-government organizations, and citizens, with
up to three members from environmental non-governmental organizations. Final
membership to be determined based on applications received.

    Source protection committees are being established in source protection
regions across Ontario. The CTC Source Protection Committee will develop
source protection plans for Toronto and Region, Credit Valley and Central Lake
Ontario source protection areas.
    This is an opportunity for community members to get involved.
    All applicants and/or nominees must complete the application form
available at Deadline for receipt of applications or
nominations is 4:30 pm, Friday, September 28, 2007.

    Applications and nominations can be submitted by fax, mail or email to:
    Brian Denney, Chief Administrative Officer
    Toronto and Region Source Protection Authority
    5 Shoreham Dr, Downsview  ON  M3N 1S4
    Fax: 416.661.6898  Email:

    Please direct inquiries to Karen Hortopan, Communications Administration
Coordinator, CTC Region at 416.661.6600 Ext. 5752.
    For more information about how to apply, qualifications and eligibility,
the CTC Region, SPC composition and more, please visit

For further information:

For further information: Karen Hortopan, Communications Administration
Coordinator, CTC Region, (416) 661-6600 Ext. 5392; Wendy Kauffman, Brown &
Cohen Communications and Public Affairs Inc. (416) 484-1132 ext. 3 or

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