Committee Work and Resources
Drinking Water Quality
Wastewater Committee Resources
Vice-Chair: Brent Buron, Metro Vancouver
CWWA has been advocating for changes to the Ontario Building Code, in hopes that these changes will eventually be reflected in the National Building Code. Requested changes include:
- recommending that every pipe in a drainage system, including an external leader or fixture outlet pipebe capable of withstanding without leakage a water test, air test and final test.
- sanitary laterals should be inspected via CCTV before occupancy
- more presciptive requirements for backfill material to ensure lateral pipes are properly supported
- more prescripitve requirements for private side bedding
- every sanitary drainage system connected to a public sanitary sewer, a public combined sewer or a private sewage disposal system shall be impregnated green. This change would greatly reduce the risk of cross connection.
- requiring gasketed joints (meeting specified standards) on plastic pipes, fittings and solvent cement
- storm drainage systems should be white, reducing the risk of cross connection
- require a visual inspection of private side laterals
- stronger inspection and testing for leakage
National Pollutant Release Inventory
CWWA sits on the NPRI Work Group on Substances and frequently comments on proposed changes to the program when it impacts the sector.
Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations
CWWA was very active during the development of the Regulation and continues to provide comments and advocacy for members during the implementation period.
Source Control Resources
Chair: Kaoru Yajima, Regional Municipality of Waterloo
Chair: Steve Craik, Epcor Water Services
Drinking Water Guidelines – Comments
- SAFELY RE-OPENING BUILDINGS General Guidance for Water Utilities
- SAFELY RE-OPENING BUILDINGS a FACT SHEET for Building Owners/Operators also available editable version of this fact sheet
- POUR UNE RÉOUVERTURE SÉCURITAIRE DES IMMEUBLES: Document d’orientation générale pour les services d’eau
- POUR UNE RÉOUVERTURE SÉCURITAIRE DES IMMEUBLES” Fiche d’information pour les propriétaires et exploitants d’immeubles également
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