The City of Ottawa’s seven drinking water systems have once again received a perfect score in drinking water system inspections performed by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) for the review period of 2015-2016.
“The City is committed to protecting the health of its local water environment and ensuring that residents have the safest and highest quality water to drink,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “I’m pleased and proud of the results we’ve received and I want to credit City staff for their hard work.”
The MOECC inspections involved up to 14 different aspects of operations including drinking water quality, water quality monitoring programs and operator certification.
“These exceptional results are a testament to the highly trained staff, the modern equipment and the rigorous quality management systems that the City has in place to ensure the production of clean, safe water for our residents,” said Councillor David Chernushenko, Chair of the City’s Environment Committee. “All of this is confirmed by our continuing perfect inspection record on water quality.”
Under the Safe Water Drinking Act, an annual summary report must be circulated to all members of City Council. The report, received by the Environment Committee today, provides an in-depth review of the performance of the City’s drinking water systems from the previous year, with particular focus on regulatory compliance and enables Councillors to achieve their oversight responsibilities. These results are available online at ottawa.ca.