Q-2, r. 35.2 - Water Withdrawal and Protection Regulation

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54. An inner protection zone is delimited for all groundwater withdrawals. The limits of the zone are set at the following distances:
(1)  30 m from a category 1 or 2 water withdrawal site, unless a professional determines them after certifying, in a hydrogeological study, that
(a)  the presence of a superficial geological formation with low permeability provides natural protection for the groundwater;
(b)  the configuration of the land or a nearby infrastructure ensures the protection of the quality of the groundwater with respect to incidents or activities that may occur in the zone concerned; or
(c)  human activities within a radius of 30 m from the withdrawal present no significant risk that may affect groundwater quality;
(2)  3 m from a category 3 water withdrawal site.
O.C. 696-2014, s. 54.