Welcome to the new and improved Drinking Water Resource Library. This post will explain what has changed and how to navigate the new layout.
The Walkerton Clean Water Centre (WCWC) creates fact sheets for water professionals based on pilot testing projects performed by the Research & Technology Department.
The Walkerton Clean Water Centre's pilot testing service gives operators the opportunity to obtain site specific information on different treatment options for addressing water quality challenges. This post contains resources from past projects.
'Levels of NDMA in Canadian drinking water are generally very low. There are no industrial or commercial uses for NDMA in Canada. NDMA can be found in both surface water and groundwater sources, but it is found in drinking water primarily from its formation during the treatment process, in particular chloramination. (Health Canada, 2011)
This collection of resources was gathered for haulers of potable drinking water. Guidance documents and information on inspections, sanitizing and sampling procedures can be found in this post.
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 document outlines procedures for disinfecting water mains as part of an addition, modification, replacement, extension, planned maintenance, or emergency repair in a municipal residential drinking water system. (MECP, 2020)'
The CSA Management Standard for Stormwater Systems (New Standard) draft document can be viewed here and reviewed. Comments are being collected until May 10th, 2021.
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 as new information becomes available.
The Government of Canada is establishing the Canada Water Agency to find the best ways to keep our water safe, clean, and well managed. The Canada Water Agency will be established in close collaboration with provinces, territories, Indigenous Peoples, and other partners.