The Source Water Protection Commission was created by the Canaan Selectman. The committee was formed to identify potential contamination sources to Canaan Street Lake, to develop specific recommendations to manage water quality threats, and to provide a meaningful foundation for decision-making regarding water sources in the town of Canaan. The members included Edward Berger, John Bergeron, Bill Chabot, and Bob Reagan. The work of this committee resulted in a Drinking Water Protection Ordinance that was approved by the voters in 2012. The work of the committee has been completed and the Committee has disbanded. Enforcement is now a function of the general Town Government.