Meeting date: September 5, 2018
Prepared by: Shawn Zentner, Manager, Environmental Health (Safe Water and Tobacco Programs)
Report no.: BH.01.SEP0518.C14
Approved by: Christopher Beveridge, Director, Health Protection
Submitted by: Dr. Nicola J. Mercer, MD, MBA, MPH, FRCPC, Medical Officer of Health and CEO
- Health Protection programs conduct annual inspections and disease follow-up.
Strategic Directions & Goals
Service Centred Approach - We are committed to providing excellent service to anyone interacting with public health.
Building Healthy Communities - We will work with communities to support the health and well-being of everyone.
Operational Plan Objectives
- WDGPH will complete 100% annual compliance inspections.
- WDGPH will publicly disclose results of inspections (compliance and complaint).
- WDGPH will investigate complaints related to an inspected facility.
- WDGPH will mitigate health hazards and disease transmission based on risk.
Summary of OPHS Program Requirements
OPHS Program: Safe Water
- To prevent or reduce the burden of water-borne illness related to drinking water. To prevent or reduce the burden of water-borne illness and injury related to recreational water use.
- Disease Prevention/Health Protection
- To improve health and quality of life
- Reduced morbidity and mortality
- Reducing health inequities among population groups
Accountability Indicators - Performance Variance:
|2018 Safe Water Performance Indicator||2018 Mid-Year Actual||Comment|
|# of days that fluoride levels were below recommended levels at municipal drinking water systems that add fluoride||0% (0/0)||No municipal fluoridated water systems in WDG area|
|# of drinking water advisories and boil water advisories issued by days advisories were in effect||1||1 boil water advisory issued for 26 days up to June 31, 2018|
|% of the public who use private drinking water supplies who are aware of how to safely manage their own drinking water systems||N/A||This data cannot be tracked at this time as Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is defining ‘safely manage’ as related to awareness.|
|# of small drinking water systems where risk categories change from high risk to moderate or low risk indicating improvement in system performance||0% (0/0)||All Small Drinking Water Systems have been assessed as low-risk|
|% of days per season beaches are posted||0% (0)||GRCA posts beach water quality: https://apps.grandriver.ca/beachconditions/public/beachconditions.aspx|
- Safe Water – Recreational Water Use (Jan-Jun 2016) Program/Service Information Report
- BH.01APR0517.R09 Well Water Health Analytics
- BH.01NOV0117.R25 Well Water Research Project