The Essex Region Source Protection Committee consists of 15 members plus a Chair and is comprised of representatives from sectors that encompass the broad, multi-sectoral interests of our region. The staff at the Essex Region Source Protection Authority carry out the technical requirements of the Clean Water Act. The Essex Region Conservation Authority Board of Directors is designated as the Source Protection Authority in the Essex Region.

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The Essex Region SPC abides by an approved Code of Conduct, which also outlines the Rules of Procedure and conflict of interest policies. Click here for more info.

Committee Members

As outlined in the Clean Water Act, 2006, under Ontario Regulation 288/07, the Essex Region Source Protection Committee has been created to develop a Source Protection Plan to protect municipal sources of drinking water in the Essex Region Source Protection Area. The Essex Region Source Protection Committee consists of 15 members plus a Chair and is comprised of representatives from sectors that encompass the broad, multi-sector interests of our region. The Essex Region Conservation Authority Board of Directors is designated as the Source Protection Authority in the Essex Region. Source Protection Committee members are appointed by the Source Protection Authority. As per Section 2 of O. Reg 288/07, the Source Protection Committee is composed as follows:

  • 1/3 of the members must reflect the interests of the local municipalities.
  • 1/3 of the members must reflect the interests of the local economy including agriculture, commerce, industry, and small business.
  • 1/3 of the members must reflect other interests including environmental, health and other public interests.

Members in our municipal Sector representatives are recommended by municipalities. Our Committee has two representatives from the City of Windsor, one representative from Amherstburg, one representative from Lakeshore, and one representative from Union System Water Supply (representing Kingsville, Leamington, Lakeshore and Essex). Members in our economic sector represent local economic interests, including a minimum of two agricultural representatives and one representative from the greenhouse sector. Members in our other interest sector include community members with diverse backgrounds and interests. All members must reside, own property, rent property, be employed or operate a business in the Essex Region Source Protection Area. The Source Protection Committee also includes liaisons from the Source Protection Authority, the Windsor-Essex Public Health Unit, and the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks.

Tom Fuerth
Chair

Municipal Sector

Albert Dionne

Antonietta Giofu

Thom Hunt

Nelson Santos

Kevin Webb

Economic Sector

John Barnett

Aaron Coristine

Matthew Merrett

Chris Snip

Other Sector

Ron Barrette

Jim Drummond

Bill Dukes

Tim Mousseau

Cynthia Ouellet

Chad Quinlan

Source Protection Committee (SPC) Meetings, Meeting Minutes, and Reports

A full list of SPC Reports from 2009 to October 2021 is available here.  These reports are available in AODA compliant format upon request.  Full agendas including reports beginning December 2021 will be available in AODA compliant format for download below.

Committee meetings are open to the public, and delegations to any Committee meeting will be considered, if requested in writing at least ten (10) days prior to the meeting, or if otherwise approved by the Source Protection Committee Chairman. Such written request must state the purpose of the delegation.

Delegations to any meeting of the Committee will be limited to one key spokesperson and will be allotted a maximum of five (5) minutes for their related presentation, with the Chairman’s discretion to allow ten (10) minutes.

SPC Meeting Agendas

SPC Meeting Minutes