BH.01.NOV0619.C22 - 2019 Q3 Safe Water Program Summary

To: Board of Health
Meeting Date: November 6, 2019
Report No.: BH.01.NOV0619.C22
Prepared By: Shawn Zentner, Manager, Environmental Health
Approved By: Christopher Beveridge, Director, Health Protection
Submitted By: Dr. Nicola J. Mercer, MD, MBA, MPH, FRCPC, Medical Officer of Health & CEO

Key Points

  • The Safe Water program completed all required inspections and responded to all complaints regarding drinking water and recreational water.
  • The mapped drinking water data base of private wells in Wellington, Dufferin and Guelph enables follow-up with residents with no recent record of well water testing to better target messaging on how to safely manage private wells. 

Program Requirements

Compliance with OPHS and Accountability Indicators:

✓ In compliance

Accountability Indicators:

2019 Safe Recreational Water Indicators

2019 Q1-Q3 Actual


# Class A Pools– Annual inspected



# Class A Pools– Seasonal inspected



# Class B Pools – Annual inspected



# Class B Pools – Seasonal inspected



#  Splash Pads inspected



# wading pools inspected



# Spas – Seasonal inspected



# Spas – Annual inspected


2019 Safe Drinking Water Indicators 2019 Q1-Q3 Actual Comments
# Small Drinking Water Systems (SDWS) Inspected. Seasonally inspected 45 Low risk SDWS inspected once every 4 years.
# AWQI Reported 57

37 MOE Systems

1 Non-Regulated HPPA System


# BWA Issued 1  


All regulated inspections of small drinking water systems and recreational water systems were conducted in accordance with the Ontario Public Health Standards and Health Protection Act.

A data base and map of all private wells in Wellington, Dufferin and Guelph is being created based on the Well Water Survey conducted earlier in 2018.  This will enable staff to follow-up with residents who have no recent record of testing their well and to better target messaging on how to safely manager their well.

Related Reports

  • BH.01.SEP0419.C16 – Safe Water Program 2019 Mid-Year Summary (Jan-Jun 2019) – Program/Service Information Report.
  • BH.01.SEP0518.C14 – 2018 Mid-Year Safe Water Program Performance Indicator Summary - Program/Service Information Report.
  • BH.01.NOV0718.C19 – Safe Water Program (2018 Third Quarter) – Program/Service Information Report.