The Point Anne Water System supplies drinking water to approximately 22 residences (population of about 55) to this hamlet located in the southeastern portion of the City of Belleville.
What is the water source?
The source of water for the Hamlet of Point Anne is the Bay of Quinte. The intake in the Bay of Quinte, draws water through a pipe located in the Bay. Water is taken to an inland well by gravity where it mixes with groundwater that infiltrates the well. This wet well allows significant volumes of shallow groundwater to enter the well. This mixing of both ground and surface water means the system has been classified as a combined surface water/groundwater system. There is potential for local groundwater contamination so it was necessary to evaluate the location of the groundwater capture zones also called Wellhead Protection Areas around this well in addition to the Intake Protection Zones in the surface water.
How is the water treated?
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How is the drinking water source protected?
Ontario’s Clean Water Act was created specifically to protect drinking water at the source rather than simply relying on water treatment alone to deliver safe, clean water. Because of the scientific work completed under the Clean Water Act, the Hamlet of Point Anne now has a mapped Intake Protection Zone (IPZ) and Well Head Protection Area that are protected through policies in the Quinte Region Source Protection Plan.