NBMCA administers its objects and responsibilities defined in the Conservation Authorities Act within a 2900 sq km area, based on the watersheds within the Lake Nipissing and the Ottawa River Basins. Highlights of the NBMCA's jurisdictional area include the shoreline of Lake Nipissing with the City of North Bay and the Municipality of Callander, Trout Lake, Wasi Lake, the Mattawa River, the North Bay Escarpment and parts of Algonquin Park. NBMCA Jurisdiction (CAA) Map link on sidebar.
Source Protection Area
The North Bay-Mattawa Drinking Water Source Protection Area is identified within the Clean Water Act and includes the municipalities and watersheds which provide the source water for the Municipalities of Callander, North Bay, Mattawa, Powassan and South River. Learn more about Drinking Water Source Protection by visiting that section of our website. Source Protection map link on sidebar.
Municipal Planning Review
NBMCA provides its member municipalities with plan review and technical advice. Unlike its other jurisdictions, the Plan Review area is based on the political boundaries of municipalities with whom NBMCA has an agreement for the provision of plan review services. Learn more about Municipal Planning Review services by visiting that section of the website. Municipal Planning Review map on sidebar.
On-site Sewage System Jurisdiction
The On-site Sewage System program is delivered in the Districts of Nipissing and Parry Sound (excluding the Township of the Archipelago) as well as portions of Algonquin Park. The Ontario Building Code Section 8 appoints NBMCA as the delivery agent for the on-site sewage system program. Learn more about the On-site Sewage System Program by visiting that section of the website. On-site Sewage System area of jurisdiction on the map on sidebar.