These resources were collected for First Nations and Federal systems. Water, Wastewater and water quality guidelines can be found below for reference.
The following organizations can provide more information or assistance.
- Indigenous Services Canada (formerly INAC)
- Chiefs of Ontario
- Health Canada – Environmental and Workplace Health department
- Ontario Water Wastewater Certification Office
- Aboriginal Water and Wastewater Association of Ontario
- Keewaytinook Centre of Excellence
- Circuit Rider Training Program
- Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines
Drinking Water System Resources
Wastewater System Resources
Looking for resources to help prepare for upcoming examinations? Study guides and manuals are available through the Ontario Water and Wastewater Certification Office (OWWCO) Bookstore linked below.
Many operators seek out additional resources for study purposes. For your convenience, some links have been provided below. These resources are intended to help operators prepare for exams and are not intended to replace the appropriate training and experience an operator should have. These resources will not completely cover all exam subject areas.
Formula and Conversion Tables
Sample Exam Questions and Study Guides
Public Health Ontario (PHO) has an interactive map to view chemical concentrations found in samples taken from raw, untreated water in the province of Ontario.
See this map below:Read More
The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development hosts this webinar series to share current research activities and results. Through innovative science and engineering, EPA’s researchers are developing cost-effective, sustainable solutions to 21st century complex water issues.
Free webinars typically held every other month from 2:00-3:00 pm ET.
Past Webinar Recordings
‘The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development and Office of Water host this webinar series to communicate the latest information on solutions for challenges facing small drinking water systems.’
Free drinking water-focused webinars typically held on the last Tuesday of the month from 2:00-3:00 pm ET with an optional Q&A session from 3:00-3:30 pm ET.
Past Webinar Recordings
- In-Depth Training T1: Sanitary Surveys–Filtration and Disinfection
- In-Depth Training T3: Distribution System and Treatment Models
- Session 2A – Monitoring & Distribution I: Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts
- Session 2B–Source & Treatment I: Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances PFAS
- Session 3A – Monitoring & Distribution II: Pathogens and Disinfection
- Session 3B – Source & Treatment II: Source Water Quality and Protection
- Session 4A – Monitoring & Distribution III: Corrosion and Lead
- Session 4B – Source & Treatment III: Extremely Small Systems
- Session 5A – Monitoring & Distribution IV: Water Quality Changes
- Session 5B – Source & Treatment IV: Contaminant Removal
- Session 7A – Monitoring & Distribution V: Methods and Analytics
- Session 7B – Source & Treatment V: Managing Contaminants
- Session 8A–Monitoring & Distribution VI: Distribution System Best Practices
- Session 8B – Source & Treatment VI: Implementing Innovative Treatments
16th Annual EPA Drinking Water Workshop (September 24, 2019)
- Session 8A – Disinfection Byproducts (DBPs)
- Session 3B: Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
- Session 4A: Water Quality Changes Regional Perspective on Planning Source or Treatment Changes
- Session 5A: Pathogens and Disinfection Nitrification Action Plans and Monitoring
15th Annual EPA Drinking Water Workshop (August 28, 2018)
- Session 9A: Pathogens and Biofilm
- Session 3B: Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Efforts, Perspective, and Treatment
- Session 4B: Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR) Implementation
WCWC submits articles to be published in journals. The following linked articles are available for viewing online.Read More
The spread of COVID-19 is an evolving situation that the Walkerton Clean Water Centre is acting upon.
This post contains links to guidance documents, fact sheets and free webinars related to COVID-19 for water professionals. This list is being updated continuously and provides access to a variety of trusted resources to assist our clients in their search for information.
Ontario Guidance Documents & Links
Free Webinars & Podcasts
Building Shutdown & Re-Opening
WCWC commonly receives questions pertaining to treatment, health and testing related to drinking water. The links provided below contain information that may be helpful for private homeowners and members of the public.
Home Water Testing
Home Water Treatment & Plumbing
Source Water Protection
Water Quality & Health
Water Related Emergencies
WCWC has developed and collected technical resources to assist small water system owners/operators as they seek solutions. For more information, see the contacts provided below:
Contact WCWC (Walkerton Clean Water Centre) for your training needs.
Contact OWWCO (Ontario Water Wastewater Certification Office) for inquiries regarding licensing and renewals.
Contact your local Public Health Unit or Public Health Inspector (PHI) for more information on the requirements for operating your small drinking water system.
Presentations and Project Summaries
The following links provide information on cyanobacteria, otherwise known as blue-green algae and their cyanotoxins.
Abstracts & Articles
Apps and Tools