The Responsibilities Under the Statutory Standard of Care – Safe Drinking Water Act course is designed to inform municipal councilors and officials of their oversight responsibilities under Section 19 of the Safe Drinking Water Act, which came into effect on December 31, 2012. Severe penalties are possible for municipal officials who fail to act in good faith and do not exercise honesty, competence and integrity to ensure the protection and safety of the users of municipal drinking water systems.
Several examples of waterborne disease outbreaks are examined which highlight the importance of competent oversight. The course describes some general information about drinking water systems, the multi-barrier approach to drinking water treatment and some of the risks associated with drinking water production and distribution.
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