The proposed Regulation respecting the mandatory declaration of water withdrawals requires institutions not supplied by water supply works, as well as industries and businesses to send to the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks the following information:
- the number of withdrawal sites used and their location,
- the intended use of the withdrawals, and
- whether or not measuring equipment is used to measure the volumes withdrawn
The proposed regulation would require those that withdraw frequently to measure the volumes withdrawn. Small and medium-sized businesses must send in information on their water withdrawals.
The proposed regulation may come into force 60 days after November 5, 2008.