Ontario Drinking Water

We make it our business to be an essential part of Ontario’s preventative approach to safe drinking water. Maxxam serves a variety of clients ranging from municipalities and small business owners to private home owners and individuals who want to know about the quality of their drinking water.  The Safe Drinking Water Act was established within Ontario to protect the public through regulatory control on drinking water systems to ensure safe water for human consumption. Maxxam offers analytical packages that are customized to satisfy each regulatory requirement.

To help customers comply with the appropriate regulations, we have organized key documents and reference material by segment:

We also offer non-regulated testing for Private, Residential and Commercial water samples.

 

Municipal Drinking Water Systems (O.Reg. 170/03)

Most municipal drinking water systems in Ontario are regulated under O.Reg 170/03 made under the Safe Drinking Water Act (2002). The responsibility to comply with the stringent testing and treatment schedule resides with the system owners and operators under this regulation.

Click the links below to download the forms, information, and guidance that you would require to meet your regulatory obligation under O.Reg 170/03.
Chain of Custody – Drinking Water

Sampling Instructions:

Ministry of Environment Links:


Small Drinking Water Systems (O.Reg. 319/08)

This regulation falls under the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. It applies to non-municipal drinking water systems, and private well owners that provide public access to their supplied water. There are about 18,000 small drinking water systems in Ontario that fall under this regulation.

Click the links below to obtain the information and forms you would require to meet your regulatory obligations under O.Reg 319/08.
Chain of Custody – Drinking Water
Microbiology Sampling Protocol
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Links:


Schools, Private Schools and Day Nurseries (O.Reg. 243/07)

In 2007, the government of Ontario established requirements for lead testing and flushing at schools and day nurseries, as part of the Safe Drinking Water Act (2002).

Click the links to download the information, guidance and forms you would require to meet your regulatory obligation under O.Reg.243/07.
Chain of Custody – Drinking Water
Sampling Protocol – Reg. 243
Ministry of Environment Links:

Private, Residential and Commercial Water Testing

Do you have concerns about your residential water? Maxxam offers a variety of water analysis options for well water, private residences and commercial buildings that are not covered by the above regulations. Email ONwater@maxxam.ca for more information on the testing packages that Maxxam offers in Ontario for non-regulated testing of potable (drinking) water.

 

For our Ontario Drinking Water FAQs click here.

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Donna Garbutt, M.B.A. Chief Executive Officer Maxxam is the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2200 employees. Our annual Corporate Responsibility Report outlines our efforts to continually improve our business performance and practices. Its publication is an industry first and an integral part of our commitment to success with responsibility. LinkedIn
Maxxam Analytics Maxxam is the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2200 employees. Our annual Corporate Responsibility Report outlines our efforts to continually improve our business performance and practices. Its publication is an industry first and an integral part of our commitment to success with responsibility.
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