Pandemic Resources for the Water Sector

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.

Visit our online library’s main webpage to find more resources on topics related to drinking water.

Ontario Guidance Documents & Links

Letter from the Chief Drinking Water Inspector, MECP – Enhanced Measures to Ensure Continuity of Operations for Ontario’s Water Systems

O. Reg. 75/20: Order Under Subsection 7.0.2 (4) of the Act – Drinking Water Systems and Sewage Works

O. Reg. 106/20: Order Made Under the Act – Extensions and Renewals of Orders

Operator Workforce Matching Portal

Guide for Maintaining Building Plumbing After an Extended Vacancy

Construction Site Health and Safety During COVID-19

How Ontario is Responding to COVID-19

Case Studies: How Ontario Water Wastewater Agencies Are Responding To Covid-19

Effects Of Covid-19 On Ontario’s Water Equipment Suppliers

Public Health Ontario – Coronavirus Disease 2019

COVID-19 Response: Freely Available ISO Standards

Free Webinars & Podcasts

Be a Trusted Source: How to Handle Communication Challenges During COVID-19

Benefitting Your Organization Through a Utilities Helping Utilities Program – OnWARN

Clean Water Act Regulatory Issues in a Pandemic

COVID-19 – A Utility Leaders’ Response

COVID-19 – A Water Professional’s Perspective

COVID-19 Implications to Operations Compliance Training

COVID-19 – The Regulators’ Response

COVID-19s Financial Impact on Water Utilities

Exiting One Crisis and Mitigating Another Potential Crisis

Facing the New Normal for Credit and Collections During COVID-19

Key Considerations in Responding to Coronavirus

Legal Aspects of COVID-19 for Water Utilities

Management System Changes Anticipated Resulting from COVID-19

Navigating Through the Financial Impact of Covid-19

Pandemic Continuity of Operations (COOP) Essential Personnel

Positioning Your Organization for Successful Continuity of Water & Wastewater Services During the COVID-19 Emergency

Preparing Your System for the Pandemic – Responding to the COVID-19 Threat

Returning to Service: Addressing Water Quality in Buildings with Low or No Use

SARS CoV-2 in Wastewater Monitoring: Linking Research and Application to Meet Immediate Needs

Shelter-in-Place in Response to Coronavirus – Approaches from Two Facilities

Talking Under Water – WEF Executive Director Talks Coronavirus

The Impact of Coronavirus on Water/Wastewater Utilities

Updates on Novel Coronavirus for Water Professionals

Utility Actions to Sustain Operations During COVID-19

Wastewater Epidemiology – Tracking the Presence of Infectious Disease in Communities

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Guidance for Local Jurisdictions

Workforce and COVID-19: Utility Solutions

Building Shutdown & Re-Opening 

Building Shutdown and Re-opening during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Building Water Quality and Coronavirus: Flushing Guidance for Periods of Low or No Use

Considerations for Large Building Water Quality after Extended Stagnation

COVID-19 and the Re-Opening of Buildings

COVID 19 – Building Extended Closure Checklist

General Guidance for Water Treatment Professionals on Proper Maintenance of Treatment Systems as Shelter-in-Place Orders are Lifted

Guidance for managing Legionella in building water systems during the COVID-19 pandemic

Guidance for Reopening Buildings After Prolonged Shutdown or Reduced Operation

Guide for Maintaining Building Plumbing After an Extended Vacancy

Information on Maintaining or Restoring Water Quality in Buildings with Low or No Use

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Minimum Requirements COVID-19

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) Building Water Systems Minimum Requirements COVID-19

Restoring Water Quality in Buildings for Reopening: Checklist

Safely Re-opening Buildings a Fact Sheet for Building Owners/Operators

Safely Re-opening Buildings – General Guidance for Water Utilities

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