Halton recognized for high quality water

Published September 18, 2020 at 1:31 pm

When you turn on your tap today, rest assured that you are drinking great water.

When you turn on your tap today, rest assured that you are drinking great water.

So says the American Water Works Association (AWWA) which has recognized Halton Region for outstanding commitment to high drinking water quality and treatment.

The Region is the first municipality in Canada to receive the distinction awarded by the U.S.-based organization.

The Directors Award is given out by the AWWA to the 650 water service providers and treatment plants that belong to the International Partnership for Safe Water Program. The program is a collaboration of six drinking water organizations with a mission to improve water quality through the optimization of water system operations.

“Halton Region continually meets and exceeds provincial drinking water standards and this achievement is a testament to our track record,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr. “The Partnership for Safe Water is an important part of our commitment to ensuring we continue to provide residents and businesses with reliable access to the best possible drinking water. I would like to commend our water treatment team for this important accomplishment and thank them for their dedication to quality, continuous improvement and for delivering this critical service each and every day.”

Since Halton Region joined the Partnership in 2016, Regional staff have been using the processes and tools provided by the program to optimize plant performance and deliver high quality drinking water beyond regulatory requirements. The award specifically recognizes the achievements of the Burlington, Burloak and Oakville Water Treatment Plants.

“The Ontario Water Works Association commends the Region and its staff for their commitment to the Partnership, to its ongoing optimization efforts, and to providing customers with the highest quality drinking water possible,” said Michele Grenier, Executive Director of the Ontario Water Works Association, the Ontario section of the AWWA.

Halton Region operates 12 water treatment facilities and delivers over 65 million cubic metres of drinking water to residents and business every day.


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