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Small Drinking Water Systems

boy drinking waterDoes your business or premise provide drinking water to the public that is not municipally serviced? You may be the owner or operator of a Small Drinking Water System. Some examples include:

• Public facilities like motels, places of worship, restaurants, gas stations, libraries, community centres and bed and breakfasts.

• Any public facility in which people have access to water.

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is responsible for regulating Small Drinking Water Systems in Haliburton County, Northumberland County and the City of Kawartha Lakes. Our Public Health Inspectors will do an on-site risk assessment of the system to determine what you must do in order to provide safe drinking water. Ontario Regulation 319/08 (Small Drinking Water Systems) sets out the specific rules that must be followed.

If you have concerns/questions about compliance, or whether your system falls into this category, contact us at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 5006, or by email.

Training for Owners/Operators

 men fixing water system

The Walkerton Clean Water Centre provides courses and training for owners/operators of Small Drinking Water Systems. Upcoming training sessions in this area include:

Basics for Small Drinking Water Systems (O.Reg.319/08) Course, Wednesday, October 9, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Abbey Retreat Centre (1150 Garden Gate Dr.) in Haliburton.

Basics for Small Drinking Water Systems (O.Reg.319/08) Course, Tuesday, October 29, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, HKPR District Health Unit (200 Rose Glen Rd.) in Port Hope

Advanced for Small Drinking Water Systems (O.Reg.319/08) Course, Wednesday, October 30, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, HKPR District Health Unit (200 Rose Glen Rd.) in Port Hope

Cost for each course is $203 + HST (coffee and lunch provided). Space is limited. To learn more about each course and to register, click here.

Additional Resources

Drinking Water Resource Library