Raisin-South Nation Source Protection

Spencerville

Drinking Water System: Spencerville
Municipality: Township of Edwardsburgh/Cardinal
Source Protection Area: South Nation
Source Type: Groundwater

Resources:

The village of Spencerville is located approximately 75km south of Ottawa. Within the Village a groundwater supply system provides water to one 15-unit apartment building located on Bennett St. in Spencerville. The groundwater supply is made up of one groundwater well. Commonly referred to as the Bennett St. well, this drinking water system is owned by the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville and operated by Edwardsburgh/Cardinal Environmental Services.

Vulnerability Scoring

Four Wellhead Protection Areas (WHPAs) have been delineated representing differnt times of travel to the well: WHPA-A, WHPA-B, WHPA-C and WHPA-D (travel times of "immediate", 2 years, 5 years and 25 years respectively). The WHPAs have been scored from 2 to 10. The vulnerability score is a representative measure of the drinking water source's susceptibility to contamination. Higher scores indicate higher vulnerability.

Vulnerable
Area
Land Area by Vulnerability Score (ha)
10
8
6
4
2
WHPA-A3.1----
WHPA-B5.500--
WHPA-C-6.30-0
WHPA-D--01.50

Source Protection Policies

The following activities if occurring in a vulnerable area near the drinking water source could be a significant drinking water threat*:

  • Waste Disposal Sites
  • Sewage Works
  • Agricultural Activities
  • Pesticides
  • Salt and Snow
  • Fuel
  • Chemicals

* Please consult the Source Protection Authority or the Risk Management Official to determine the exact circumstances, and locations where source protection policies apply near this drinking water source.

Find out how the Source Protection Plans for the Raisin-South Nation Source Protection Region safeguard the municipal drinking water for your community: