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Drinking Water Systems

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Drinking Water Systems

Small Drinking Water Systems (SDWS) include the following types of premises when NOT served by a municipal water system:

  • restaurants
  • seasonal trailer parks, campgrounds and resorts
  • community centres
  • libraries
  • gas stations
  • motels
  • churches
  • bed and breakfasts
  • other public facilities

These types of SDWS are regulated by Regulation 319/08 under the Health Protection and Promotion Act. This regulation is administered locally by Peterborough Public Health.

Other types of drinking water systems such as large municipal facilities, year-round trailer parks, schools, day cares and seniors residences are regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Contact the Ministry of the Environment for more information on this legislation.

Under Regulation 319/08 Public Health Inspectors perform site-specific risk assessments of SDWS and issue a Directive to the owner/operator detailing sampling and treatment requirements, operational checks, record keeping and training requirements.

If you have any questions about SDWS and Regulation 319/08  please contact Peterborough Public Health.

Additional information can be found under “Resources” to the right.



Regulation 319/08 under the Health Protection and Promotion Act

Last modified on Jul 31, 2015