The Municipality of Central Huron provides clean, safe drinking water to more than 4,500 people in the Clinton area. Your positive actions can help to keep that water safe and clean.
Impacts of Plans
Your local source protection committee, for the Maitland Valley and Ausable Bayfield areas, has prepared drinking water source protection plans. The Province of Ontario has approved these plans which took effect in April of 2015.
These plans help to keep your drinking water safe. Plan policies may require action from you if you are located in municipal wellhead protection area (WHPA) zone A, B or C. Please click on the map link for wellhead protection areas.
Current information is available by visiting the Assessment Reports section of this website. The following is for local information purposes and may be subject to change.
Your Community Well System
The following is a description of the Clinton well system:
- There are three municipal wells located in the Clinton.
- Location: The three municipal Clinton wells are all located in the vicinity of Park Lane and Princess Street in Clinton, one of which is located at 17 Park Lane.
- All three wells are in the Ausable Bayfield Source Protection Area.
- All three wellhead protection areas extend into the Ausable Bayfield and Maitland Valley Source Protection Areas.Well Number Three was established in the early 1900s.
- Well One Depth: 99 metres
- Well Two Depth: 108 metres
- Well Three Depth: 110 metres
Where Does the Water Come From?
The two municipal wells draw groundwater from an aquifer. Aquifers collect water underground much like a sponge collects water. The municipality draws that water from underground through the municipal well.
How is the Water Treated and Distributed?
The municipality uses gas chlorination to treat the water. Operators must adhere to strict requirements for the treatment, testing and distribution of drinking water specified in the Safe Drinking Water Act. Ontario Drinking Water Quality Standards require compliance.
How is the Drinking Water Source Protected?
Ontario’s Clean Water Act, 2006 was created to protect drinking water at the source as the first of several barriers of protection. Other barriers of defence include monitoring, distribution, and the three Ts (testing; treatment; and training of water operators).
The Clinton wells are designed to the following capacity:
- 56 litres per second
- 4,838 cubic metres per day
The wells’ average usage is: 23.7 litres per second, less than 2,065 cubic metres per day
Ontario Drinking Water Standards (ODWS): Ontario Drinking Water Standards were met in 100 per cent of tests from April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012.
If there is a discrepancy between the information included here and the Approved Amended Assessment Reports, the information in the Assessment Reports usually prevails.
Contact us with your questions, by phone or email, or click on your community link to find maps and information on policy impacts, and how you can help to keep your community’s drinking water safe and clean. Thank you.
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