DRINKING WATER SAFETY
The Drinking Water Safety Program has been in place since 2000, pending funding approval annually. Our 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.
- Program is based on community participation and needs.
- 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.
The 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, 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
Working in conjunction with Premier Technologies and First Nations Engineering Services, the DWSP collects monthly samples from the Peatland Wastewater Filtration System to ensure it’s operating efficiently.
Presently, the sewage system is servicing the Tyendinaga Health Centre, Quinte Mohawk School and soon, the Community Wellbeing Centre.
Sampling & Inspections
- Collection of residential and business water samples as required or requested
- Weekly samples of designated 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.