Drinking Water - Quality Management
What is a "Quality & Environmental Management System"?
A quality management system consists of a set of policies, procedures and objectives that direct and control an organization with respect to quality.
Why do we need one?
The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has developed the Municipal Drinking Water Licensing Program, under the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002 (SDWA) and one part of the Licensing Program was the creation of the Drinking Water Quality Management Standard (DWQMS).
West Elgin Water System
As part of the municipal licensing program, West Elgin Water Treatment Plant and Distribution System have been accredited as Operating Authorities.
This accreditation is a requirement of the municipal drinking water licensing program.
To be accredited as an operating authority OCWA and West Elgin have implemented a Quality & Enironmental Management System for the Water Treatment Plant and Distribution System.