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Water Withdrawal and Protection Regulation (WWPR)


Public Consultation
Draft Regulation to amend the water withdrawal and protection regulation (French)

The Water Withdrawal and Protection Regulation was enacted on July 16, 2014 and came into effect on August 14, 2014, with the following exceptions:

  • Sections 11 to 30 came into effect on March 2, 2015
  • Sections 68 and 75 came into effect on April 1, 2015

It replaces the Groundwater Catchment Regulation, CQLR c Q-2, r 6.

To clarify understanding of the Regulation

Available documents to facilitate compliance with the requirements of the Regulation:

Assessment of the Water Withdrawal and Protection Regulation standards

If you have any questions about the Regulation, please contact the Ministère’s regional office in your area.


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