Drinking Water Safety

Notices

Boil Water Reminder

Boil Water Reminder

As a reminder, in February 2008 Health Canada recommended the Tyendinaga Mohawk Council place a precautionary boil water advisory on all the ground water fed wells in the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.

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Background

Program has been in place since 2000 pending funding approval annually.
Program goal is to ensure water samples are collected to inform members of their water quality for Heath and safety as well as to collect statistics to lobby the government for funding to help ensure water distribution continues to grow for all members to access.

Overview

Key Messages

  1. Program is based on community participation and needs.
  2. Educational workshops are held to provide information on water needs.

The Drinking Water Safety Program provides public water education, well/site inspections and comprehensive sampling.

Program goal is to ensure water samples are collected to inform members of their water quality for Heath and safety as well as to collect statistics to lobby the government for funding to help ensure water distribution continues to grow for all members to access.

 

  • Funding from Health Canada which is proposal based, which employs an advocate to collect bacteriological water samples from participating households and businesses. It also ensures weekly bacteriological water samples are collected from designated facilities.

    Programs & Services

    Wastewater sampling

    Working in conjunction with Premier Technologies and First Nations Engineering Services, the DWSP collects monthly samples from the Peatland Wastewater Filtration System to ensure its operating efficiently.

    Presently the sewage system is servicing the Tyendinaga Health Centre, Quinte Mohawk School and soon to be Community Well-Being Facility.

    Sampling & Inspections

    • collection of residential and business water samples as required/requested
    • Weekly samples of designate facilities
    • Sampling and testing of all community distribution systems, cisterns, public wells and designated facilities
    • Review and Interpretation of water results according to the Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines

    All sampling and inspections can be collected by MBQ staff at the request of a business or private home owner.