created to support renewable energy from wind, solar, biogas and biomass and boost new investment, promote new green economy jobs and better protect the environment; the act ensures Ontario's role as a renewable energy leader and encourages Ontarians to embrace a culture of conservation
provides a comprehensive nutrient management framework for Ontario's agricultural industry, municipalities and other generators of materials containing nutrients, including clear environmental protection guidelines
regulates sewage disposal and 'sewage works', prohibits the discharge of polluting materials into water supply, regulates permits to draw water from ground or surface water sources, approves and regulates wells and water works
created to protect human health through the control and regulation of drinking-water systems and drinking-water testing; ensures that all municipal drinking water systems operate with MOE approval, that all operators are trained and certified to provincial standards, and that testing meet legally binding standards and be conducted in licensed and accredited laboratories
The Water Opportunities Act was passed in the Legislature on November 23, 2010. It will encourage the creation and export of innovative clean water technology, promote water conservation, attract economic development and create jobs.