Small Drinking Water Systems

If your business makes drinking water available to the public and you do not get your drinking water from a municipal drinking water system, you may be an owner of a small drinking water system.

Public Health will conduct a site-specific risk assessment on small drinking water system and determine what owners and operators must do to keep their drinking water safe and will issue a directive for the system.

  • Laboratory Services Notification
    Used by small drinking water system owners/operators to notify the local public health unit in writing as to which licensed laboratories will test drinking water samples for their small drinking water systems
  • Small Drinking Water System Identification
    Used by owners of small drinking water systems to notify in writing the medical officer of health before supplying drinking water to users of the system following:
    • Construction or alteration of the small drinking water system, or
    • Following a shut-down of the system that lasts longer than seven days
  • Notice of Adverse Test Results and Issue Resolution
    Used by licensed laboratories and owners/operators of small drinking water systems to support required written notifications pertaining to small drinking water system adverse water quality incidents

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