DRINKING WATER

The great majority of outfitters will need to adhere to Ontario Regulation 319/08 which sets standards and rules for small drinking water systems. Small drinking water systems are also now administered by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care instead of the Ministry of the Environment.

If you want to learn more about drinking water systems you can check out the Ministry of the Health’s website:

For the most up to date information about small drinking water systems, visit the link below:

http://www.health.gov.on.ca/english/public/program/pubhealth/safewater/safewater_mn.html

For a list of frequently asked questions about small drinking water systems, click the link below:

http://www.health.gov.on.ca/english/public/program/pubhealth/safewater/safewater_faq.html

 NOTO most recent article offers an excellent overview of the Small Drinking Water Systems and the inspection process. Read this article: Are you ready for your Drinking Water Inspection?

Archived Drinking Water Articles

Understanding Different Aspects of New Drinking Water Regulations, from The Outfitter, Fall 2009

Understanding the Drinking Water Landscape, from The Outfitter, by Richard Clara, Spring 2009

Drinking Water Officially Moves to Local Health Units, from The Outfitter, Winter 2008

Drinking Water Update: Expect an On-Site Visit, from The Outfitter, Winter 2006

Drinking Water Testing – A Primer, from The Outfitter, by Richard Clara, Summer/Fall 2005

Is Chlorination the Way to Go?, from The Outfitter, May/June 2003 

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