The Walkerton Clean Water Centre (WCWC) is hosting a small systems hands-on workshop geared to the owners and operators of small systems defined under Ontario Regulation 170/03 and Ontario Regulation 319/08. The workshop, which will be held on November 5, 2019, will provide opportunities for training that can be used to maintain the Trained Person designation.

The workshop will consist of a choice of five training modules focusing on the operation and maintenance of small drinking water systems. Participants will choose three modules and rotate through sessions, earning 0.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Planned modules include:

  • Completing Logbook and Logsheet Entries
  • Sampling, Testing, Adverse Test Results and Corrective Actions
  • Small System Filters
  • Ultraviolet Disinfection Theory and Maintenance
  • Well Maintenance

Modules are led by industry experts, including WCWC’s Small Systems Specialist, Stephanie Meades. She supports small drinking water system operators across Ontario, with a focus on Ontario Regulation 319/08 systems.

WCWC is an agency of the Government of Ontario, established in 2004, to help ensure clean and safe drinking water for the entire province. The agency 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. To date, high-quality drinking water training has been provided to more than 86,000 participants across Ontario. Through partnerships, WCWC also provides training for the 133 First Nations communities in Ontario.

The Walkerton water crisis in 2000 was the result of a contamination of the water supply of Walkerton, Ontario. The contamination resulted in six deaths and illness for approximately 2,000 people. Agencies such as the WCWC are working to ensure that drinking water standards are maintained moving forward.

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