Ontario Water News

Walkerton Clean Water Centre Offers Training to Municipal Officials, Mayors, and Councillors

The Walkerton Clean Water Centre (WCWC) is delivering the course, Responsibilities Under the Statutory Standard of Care — Safe Drinking Water Act, to municipal officials, mayors, and councillors with oversight responsibility for drinking water treatment and/or distribution systems.

The course is designed to inform municipal officials of their oversight responsibilities under Section 19 of the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002. Severe penalties are possible for municipal officials who fail to act in good faith and do not exercise honesty, competence and integrity to ensure the protection and safety of the users of municipal drinking water systems.

The three-hour course provides basic information about drinking water systems, the multi-barrier approach to drinking water treatment and some of the risks associated with drinking water treatment and distribution. The course includes several case studies that examine water-borne illness and how these disasters could have been prevented. Participants will also learn about additional specialized training that is available. This course is particularly important commencing in December as a province-wide slate of new elected officials takes office.

For more information, or to register, please visit wcwc.ca/registration or contact us at 866-515-0550 or training@wcwc.ca.

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