The Canadian Water and Wastewater Association sponsors and supports the web-based Drinking Water Quality Network which allows any Canadian having an interest, role or responsibility in drinking water quality and related public health issues to exchange information on regulatory, policy and performance issues.
CWWA Drinking Water Quality Committee
The main purpose of the CWWA Water Quality Committee is to monitor and review amendments proposed to the National Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality and to provide advice to members on drinking water quality matters.
Health Canada has indicated that several Guidelines will be published in 2011
New legislation regarding the handling of human pathogens in laboratory settings has been drafted by the Public Health Agency of Canada. Since E.coli is listed as a pathogen for the purposes of the Act, some water and wastewater labs will be impacted. Both Committees will be asked to help CWWA formulate a position on the draft regulations.
Quantitative microbial risk assessment is being recommended, and Health Canada seems to be an advocate of this approach for drinking water treatment suppliers. CWWA will investigate mechanisms of education and information sharing on QMRA.
Region of Peel - Barry's Water Treatment Tour
Region of Peel produced this video to show the water treatment process from Lake Ontario to customers taps, it's an excellent public education initative.