Drinking Water Quality Management Standard

Drinking Water Quality Management Standard

In October 2006, the Ministry of the Environment introduced the Drinking Water Quality Management Standard (DWQMS) in response to Justice O'Connor's Part Two of the Walkerton Inquiry requirement for the "adoption of quality management systems for drinking water systems."

The purpose of the DWQMS is to protect public health by achieving consistent good practice in managing and operating a water system. The implementation of the DWQMS will strive to promote the adoption of best practices and continual improvement as well as preventative rather than strictly reactive strategies to protect public health.

As part of our commitment to supplying safe drinking water, the Town has adopted the following Quality Management System Policy:

The Town of The Blue Mountains, consistent with its current policy of providing the public safe drinking water, reaffirms its commitment to supplying safe, consistent drinking water while maintaining and improving the Quality Management System (QMS) meeting regulatory requirements. The Town will continue to achieve these goals through the implementation of a Quality Management System comprised of policies and procedures through risk assessment evaluations, staff competencies, open communication, workplace safety and emergency contingency plans.

If you would like to provide feedback regarding the Town's Quality Management System Policy, please contact (519) 599-3131 x285 or email dwqms@thebluemountains.ca

If you would like to learn more about your drinking water or would like to have your drinking water tested by one of our licensed Operators, please contact (519) 599-5287 for more information.


DWQMS Inquiries

Drinking Water Quality Management Standard
519-599-3131 x285

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