The North Bay-Mattawa Source Protection Authority (SPA) coordinated the development of the Source Protection Plan (SP Plan) to protect the sources of five municipal drinking water systems in our watershed:  Callander, Mattawa, North Bay, Powassan and South River.

The local Source Protection Committee (SPC), appointed by the SPA, worked with municipalities, stakeholders and the general public to ensure that the Source Protection (SP) Plan is relevant at the local level and that our drinking water sources are protected now and for future generations.

The SP Plan is based on the scientific and technical findings and consultations contained in the Assessment Report.

2018 Annual Report

The 2018 North Bay-Mattawa Source Protection Annual Report outlines the progress made in implementing the Source Protection Plan for the North Bay-Mattawa Source Protection Area as required by the Clean Water Act and regulations.

The report rates progress on implementation of policies by all affected municipalities, ministries and agencies as specified in the source protection plan. It also flags challenges experienced with certain policies, local threats and a pre-existing issue.

You can view the 2018 and 2017 Annual Report here.


The SP Plan designates bodies to implement the policies including municipalities, provincial ministries, the Source Protection Authority, the Technical Standards & Safety Authority and the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority (NBMCA).

Municipalities are implementing the plan through a variety of strategies, including their own official plans and by-laws, and other bodies will implement policies through the legislative and regulatory frameworks required in the SP Plan.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please contact the Source Protection Supervisor.

For full information on the Source Protection Program, visit