Drinking Water Source Protection
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Protecting our water sources

The watersheds of the southern interior are where we live, work, and play.  They are also the source of the water we drink.  Threats posed by activities in our watersheds need to be identified and managed.  Keys to managing threats to drinking water are: 

  • land-use practices that support natural watershed function, and
  • a focus on activities occurring in sensitive areas

A multiple-barrier approach to source water protection is optimal so that if one barrier under-performs others can compensate. 

Collecting information

Support healthy land-use practices

Interior Health region resources

BC resources

Canada resources


As a step towards reconciliation, Interior Health acknowledges the land that we live, work, and play on as the traditional territories of the Dakelh Dene, Ktunaxa, Nlaka’pamux, Secwepemc, St’at’imc, Syilx and Tsilhqot’in peoples. It is with humility that we continue to strengthen our relationships with the First Nation, Métis, and Inuit peoples of the interior.
MoH     PCQO