Ottawa’s drinking water continues to receive a perfect score

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 MOECC inspections involved up to 14 different aspects of operations including drinking water quality, water quality monitoring programs and operator certification.

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 this week, 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 such as myself to achieve their oversight responsibilities. These results are available online at ottawa.ca.

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