Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority

Abbreviations and Acronyms

List of Abbreviations and Acronyms

For local information purposes and subject to revision.

ABCA – Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority

ABMV – Ausable Bayfield Maitland Valley Drinking Water Source Protection Region

ANSI – Area of Natural and Scientific Interest AO – Aesthetic objective

BMP – Best management practice

BOD – Biological oxygen demand

CA – Conservation authority

CLI – Canada Land Inventory

CO – Conservation Ontario

CWA – Clean Water Act, 2006

DFO – Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada

DNAPL – Dense non-aqueous phase liquid

DWSP – Drinking water source protection

ECC – Environment and Climate Change Canada

GAWSER – Guelph All-Weather Sequential-Events Runoff Model

GIS – Geographic information systems

GPS – Global positioning systems

GUDI – Groundwater under the direct influence of surface water

GVA – Groundwater vulnerability analysis

HRU – Hydrological response unit

HVA – Highly vulnerable aquifer

ISI – Intrinsic susceptibility index

IPZ – Intake protection zone

LaMP – Lakewide Management Plans

MMAH – Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

MNRF – Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

MECP – Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

MTO – Ontario Ministry of Transportation

ODWS – Ontario Drinking Water Standards

ODWSP – Ontario Drinking Water Stewardship Program

OMAFRA – Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

MOHLTC – Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

OMNRF – Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

OMTO – Ontario Ministry of Transportation

OPG – Ontario Power Generation

PCB – Polychlorinated biphenyls

PGMN – Provincial Groundwater Monitoring Network

PPB – Parts per billion

PTTW – Permit to take water

PWQMN – Provincial Water Quality Monitoring Network

PWQO – Provincial water quality objective(s)

RAP – Remedial action plans

SGRA – Significant groundwater recharge area

SP – Source protection

SPA – Source protection area

SPA – Source protection authority

SPC – Source protection committee

SPP – Source protection plan

SPP – Source protection planning

SPR – Source protection region

STP – Sewage treatment plant

SWAP – Spring Water Awareness Program

SWAT – Surface to well advection time

SWOOP – Southwestern Ontario ortho-photography

SWVA – Surface water vulnerability analysis

TDS – Total dissolved solids

TOT – Time of travel

WHPA – Wellhead protection area

WWIS – Water Well Information System

WWTP – Wastewater treatment plant

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