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OTTAWA CITY COUNCIL
8 December 2004

ANDREW S. HAYDON HALL

DISPOSITION 24

 

2.             INFORMATION REPORT - OTTAWA PUBLIC HEALTH'S POSITION ON ONTARIO REGULATION 170/03

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS AS AMENDED

That Council approve:

1.         That City of Ottawa staff continue to participate in the consultation process with the Ministry of the Environment regarding Ontario Regulation 170/03, as it relates to small, non-municipal drinking water systems and to ensure inclusion of affected parties in this process.

2.         That the City of Ottawa encourage the Ministry of the Environment to modify the current regulation to meet the objective of providing safe, reliable high quality drinking water with due regard to the technical and operational viability and financial affordability for small water system operators.


CARRIED as amended by the following Motion:

MOTION

Moved by Councillor E. El-Chantiry
Seconded by Councillor R. Jellett

WHEREAS the Ontario Government is implementing Regulation 170/03, and, in doing so, will 
affect Towns Halls, churches and private property owners including small businesses, local 
community centres and campgrounds; 
 
AND WHEREAS Ontario Regulation 170/03 was passed without adequate consultation with 
stakeholders throughout Ontario;
 
AND WHEREAS meeting the requirements of Regulation 170/03 will result in excessive costs 
and financial burdens for all the small drinking water system owners;

AND WHEREAS the delay in the implementation dates to December 2005 seems to suggest that there may be further changes pending to the existing Regulation;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that:

1.               Staff be directed to cease any further expenditures related to UV inspections and report back to
          ARAC on the merits of continuing to invest in the program given the changes in the timing
          of the implementation of Regulation 170/03.

                                                                               REFERRED TO STAFF

2.             Staff be directed to bring forward a report to ARAC outlining the methodology and financial            
        
resources required to under take a more integrated water sampling program in our rural communities           in partnership with Public Health, TUPW and our Conservation Authorities.

                                                                   CARRIED


 

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