In May of 2000, Southern Ontario experienced several days of heavy rain. Weeks later, the Town of Walkerton had changed forever.
This collection of resources provides information related to questions commonly received from private homeowners and members of the public. Information related to water testing, home treatment systems, wells, source water protection and water related emergencies can be found here.
More than 80 per cent of Ontario’s population receives their drinking water from a municipal drinking water system. Municipalities, source protection authorities and others all play a strong role in ensuring that municipally treated drinking water is safe for our use.
PFAS are used in a wide variety of industrial and consumer products. These resources contain information on the presence of these compounds in drinking water.
This year, four staff members were honored to be selected to present at the national ACE23 annual conference, co-hosted by the Ontario Water Works Association, held in Toronto, Ontario from June 11 - 14, 2023.
Uncontrolled fires can impact source water by increasing nutrient and sediment runoff, the frequency of floods, and can impact water quality parameters such as total suspended solids, turbidity, organic carbon, mercury and other heavy metals. These resources provide information on wildfires and their potential impact on water quality.
The Drinking Water Quality Management (DWQMS) Provincial Workshop is a WCWC course held annually to provide DWQMS representatives with an opportunity to share and discuss their experiences. Here are the proceedings from the workshops held in 2023.