Links and Resources



Partner Organization Resources

ReOpening Buildings

CWWA Resources

Government of Canada

International Health Authorities

Partner Organization Resources

Canadian Water Network – Online Resources for Canadian Water and Wastewater Utilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Walkerton Clean Water Centre – Resources Library

Institute for Underground Infrastructure – International Roundup of Advice on Coronavirus and Sewer Operation

Reseau environnement – Plan d’action pour matenir les services d’eaux

Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) – Infographic: 12 Facts about COVID-19 Virus in Water


Public Health Authority

We would first recommend you check with your local public health authority for the applicable provincial regulations and guidelines.


Assistance and direction may be sought from your water utility and/or Chief Building Inspector.

Professional Associations

Further resources are available from professional associations such as:

American Water Works Association (AWWA)

Walkerton Clean Water Centre (WCWC)

Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH)

Papers and Articles

Proctor CR, Rhoads WJ, Keane T, Salehi M, Hamilton K, Pieper KJ, Cwiertny DM, Prévost M, Whelton AJ.
Considerations for Large Building Water Quality after Extended Stagnation.

Rhoads W, Whelton A, Proctor C
Building Water System COVID-19 Guidance Document Evaluation Tool.

ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2018.
Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems

Purdue University. Frequently Asked Questions- Building Water Safety in Response to COVID-19.

Radio Canada: Déconffienment et qualité de l’eau dans les édifices: Entrevue avec M. Prévost

Ontario Municipal Water Association –  Navigating Through the Financial Impact of Covid19