WCWC is the course administrator for the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Operation of Small Drinking Water Systems course (OSDWS). Successful completion of this course qualifies the participant as a trained person under O. Reg. 170/03. In addition, this course is a requirement for persons wishing to obtain a Limited System Certificate under O. Reg. 128/04. Become a Limited System Operator
Small drinking water systems that are regulated under Ontario SDWS Regulation 319 are assessed by Public health inspectors (PHIs). The PHI will issue a directive outlining what the owner/operator of the system must do to keep the drinking water safe. The directive may include, but is not limited to, water testing requirements, treatment requirements, and operator training.
WCWC offers a wide variety of courses related to treatment, distribution and compliance to assist small systems.
Contact Ontario Water Wastewater Certification Office (OWWCO) for inquiries regarding operator licensing and renewals
Technical and Information Needs
WCWC has developed technical and information resources to assist small water system owners/operators as they seek solutions. Visit the WCWC Drinking Water Resource Library to access this information.