The following links provide information on cyanobacteria, otherwise known as blue-green algae and their cyanotoxins.
Apps and Tools
The following resources provide information on workforce management and knowledge retention at your utility.
The following documents are drafts provided by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) and are being provided for discussion purposes only.
The following resources provide information on manganese and the treatment to remove manganese from water.
The following resources provide information on asset management.
The following series of technical bulletins were created for water supply well owners.
They summarize information found in the Water Supply Wells: Requirements and Best Management Practices manual published by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks.
- Completing the New Well’s Structure
- Flowing Wells
- Installing Equipment in a Well
- New Construction of the Hole, Casing, Well Screen and Annular Space
- Siting a New Well
- Well Abandonment: When to Plug and Seal a Well
- Well Abandonment: How to Plug and Seal a Well
- Well Construction Licensing
- Well Disinfection
- Well Maintenance
- Well Repairs and Other Alterations
The following fact sheets describe different well components for learning purposes.
Common Well Components
The following resources provide information on private wells.
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
‘Ontario has a comprehensive set of measures and regulations to help ensure the safety of drinking water.
The following dataset contains information about the drinking water systems, laboratories and facilities the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks is responsible for monitoring to ensure compliance with Ontario’s drinking water laws.
The dataset includes information about:
- the number and type of registered systems and laboratories
- drinking water quality test results
- adverse water quality incidents
- activities to support reduced lead in drinking water
- enforcement activities related to inspections
- orders and convictions
- system operator certification’