OTTAWA CITY COUNCIL
ANDREW S. HAYDON HALL
Councillor G. Brooks
Seconded by Councillor R.
The Ontario government has
enacted a new drinking water regulation under the Safe
Drinking Water Act, 2002. Effective June 1, 2003, the
Drinking water Systems Regulation (O. Reg. 170/03)
replaced the Drinking Water Protection Regulation (O.
Reg. 459/00 and 505/01).
Implementation of Regulation 170 was deferred to
December 31st, 2004.
intent of provincial Reg. 170 is to provide clean safe
drinking water to all Ontario residents;
WHEREAS the costs associated with implementing Reg. 170
will create an additional financial burden to all
WHEREAS the rural businesses and community facilities on
private services are required to comply with the
regulation at considerable costs – engineering design,
equipment installation and testing as prescribed in
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Ottawa
requests the Province to extend the implementation date.
Further, that the Provincial Minister’s representative(s)
work with the City so as to develop a less onerous, but
effective regulation. And that this be done in concert
with our Medical Officer of Health.