The Village of Cardinal takes its drinking water from the St. Lawrence River, and provides about 1,650 residents with water. Ontario’s Clean Water Act helps protect drinking water from source to tap by preventing contaminants from entering sources of drinking water like lakes, rivers and aquifers. Surface water intakes draw raw water from rivers or lakes to provide drinking water. An Intake Protection Zone (IPZ) is an area of water or land that is located within a specific distance of an intake, where contaminants might reach the intake. Intake protection zones in smaller bodies of water may also include smaller rivers or tributaries.
To learn more about the IPZ for the Village of Cardinal, please click here.
For more information on Source Protection for municipal drinking water, please visit: http://yourdrinkingwater.ca/