Permit to Take Water

Companies or organizations who take over 50,000 litres of water/day from a lake, river, stream or groundwater source, must obtain a Permit to Take Water from the Ministry of the Environment -with a few exceptions.

Permit holders are legally required to record how much water they take each day.

Data includes:

  • purpose
  • location
  • water source (e.g., ground or surface)
  • maximum amount allowed per day
  • permit number
  • expiry date of the permit

Permitted water-taking map

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Additional information

Geographic coverage
Last Validated Date
January 1, 2024
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Permit to Take Water

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Date range: January 1, 1960 - January 1, 2024

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