The primary purpose of the Ontario Drinking Water Standards, Objectives and Guidelines is to provide information for the protection of public health through the provision of safe drinking water.
This document is intended to provide supporting documentation for the Ontario Drinking-Water Quality Standards Regulation O. Reg. 169/03 and serve as a reference for the design and operation of water treatment plants to produce water that continuously satisfies the standards, objectives and guidelines of drinking-water quality. This document also makes reference to the Procedure for Disinfection of Drinking Water in Ontario.
Parameters and their associated standards and objectives are listed alphabetically in Tables 1 through 4. A brief description is provided for these parameters in Appendix A. Some parameters, such as alkalinity, pH and taste, which do not have specific objectives, are listed because for them there is an ideal condition or range for water treatment plant operation or aesthetic water quality.
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‘This site contains water quality training materials that provides basic information that can help a person learn how to operate and maintain a micro-system (water systems serving up to and including 25 people). The training has been developed by Canadian federal departments as part of a multi-barrier approach to providing safe drinking water in areas of federal jurisdiction, including on federal lands, in federal facilities and/or in First Nations communities. This includes Federal government employees working in Canada, as well as Canadian Coast Guard, Canadian Forces personnel, and Canadian diplomatic mission staff working abroad.
The training is provided in two parts: the main training is in a video or e-Learning format with the second part being an accompanying document that can be printed for more in-depth training.’
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