Walkerton Clean Water Centre Providing Valuable Training To Municipal Officials, Mayors And Councillors
The Walkerton Clean Water Centre (WCWC) is delivering the course, Responsibilities Under the Statutory Standard of Care — Safe Drinking Water Act, to municipal officials, mayors and councillors with oversight responsibility for drinking water treatment and/or distribution systems.
The course is designed to inform municipal officials of their oversight responsibilities under Section 19 of the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002. 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.
The three-hour course provides basic information about drinking water systems, the multi-barrier approach to drinking water treatment and some of the risks associated with drinking water treatment and distribution. The course includes several case studies that examine water-borne illness and how these disasters could have been prevented. Participants will also learn about additional specialized training that is available. This course is particularly important commencing in December as a provincewide slate of new elected officials takes office.
For more information, or to register, please visit wcwc.ca/registration or contact us at
866-515-0550 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Background: WCWC is an agency of the Government of Ontario, established in 2004, to ensure clean and safe drinking water for the entire province. WCWC coordinates and provides education, training and information to drinking water system owners, operators and operating authorities, and the public, in order to safeguard Ontario’s drinking water. Through partnerships, WCWC also provides training for the 133 First Nations communities in Ontario. To date, high-quality drinking water training has been provided to more than 80,000 participants across Ontario. For more information please visit www.wcwc.ca.