Archives for March 2015

Backflow Prevention Guide revision has been released!

The  Ministry of Environment & Climate Change (MOECC) has released the revised final Backflow Prevention Guide on EBR for information purposes only.

To read more, click here.

New Training Courses for Water Professionals!

The OWWA Water Efficiency Committee is presenting two new training courses for water professionals. Each course is a one day, interactive training course taught by industry experts. Registration Deadline: May 17th 2015.

Effective Management For Sustainability
May 26, 2015

Identifying and Managing Non-Revenue Water
June 17, 2015

Register Online Now!

Great Lakes Protection Act

Ontario is taking action to protect the Great Lakes and has re-introduced a strengthened Great Lakes Protection Act, which recognizes the importance of the Great Lakes to Ontario’s environment, economy and health of our citizens.

If passed, the new, strengthened Great Lakes Protection Act will protect and restore our Great Lakes, to help keep them drinkable, fishable, and swimmable.

The strengthened act, if passed, would:

  • Help to fight climate change, reduce harmful algal blooms, and protect wetlands and other coastal areas
  • Monitor and report on the health of the lakes
  • Bring people together to take local action on priority issues
  • Build on Ontario’s leadership in protecting the Great Lakes, including our Great Lakes Strategy and partnerships with Canada, Québec, and the U.S. Great Lakes states

The proposed act reflects feedback we’ve received on previous versions of the bill.

We encourage you to provide your comments on the Ontario Environmental Registry. Comments will be accepted until April 19, 2015.

Today’s action builds on the recently signed Canada–Ontario Agreement on Great Lakes Water Quality and Ecosystem Health which is the principal mechanism through which Ontario and Canada coordinate their work to address their respective and shared commitments to protect the Great Lakes.  The proposed Great Lakes Protection Act also builds upon Ontario’s Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund which was established to help people take action to protect and restore their corner of the Great Lakes.

If you have any questions or would like more information please email Chris Lompart.

2015 Winter Operator Certification Bulletin

The 2015 Winter Operator Certification Bulletin has just been launched. Read it to find out about:

  • New ministry resources and guidance in support of the Operator Certification Program and drinking water programs
  • Upcoming conferences and industry events in Ontario for drinking water and wastewater operators
  • Updates to the Operator Certification Program

…and much more

Operator bulletins are posted on the program administrator’s website at


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