Small Drinking Water Systems Zone - Tools and Information

The Walkerton Clean Water Centre (Centre) is committed to supporting the owners and operators of Ontario's small systems. Established in 2004, the Centre provides a state-of-the-art facility and highly skilled research and training staff to meet the specific needs of Ontario's drinking water sector, with a special focus on solutions for small water systems.

Training Needs

The Walkerton Clean Water Centre is the course administrator for the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Operation of Small Drinking Water Systems course

Successful completion of this course qualifies the participant as a “trained person” under O. Reg. 170/03. In addition, this course is a requirement for persons wishing to obtain a Limited System Certificate under O. Reg. 128/04 (Certification of Drinking Water System Operators and Water Quality Analysts).

In addition to offering the Operation of Small Drinking Water Systems Course, the Centre has established practical training courses:

  • Practical Training for Small Drinking Water System Owners and Operators
  • Best Practices for Small Systems
  • Small Systems hands-on workshop.
  • Basics for Small Systems(O.Reg.319/08).

The Centre offers a wide variety of courses related to treatment, distribution and compliance to assist small systems.
Click here to see all available training courses

Helpful Links

Click for information on becoming a Trained person.

Click for information on how to Maintain your Trained Person Designation.

Click for the Trained Person Designation Guideline.

Click for information on becoming a Limited System Operator

Click for inquiries regarding the process of certification and licensing, please contact the Ontario Water Wastewater Certification Office (OWWCO)

Click for the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care's fact sheets on small systems.

Click for the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change Safe Drinking Water Guide

Technical and Information Needs

The Centre has developed technical and information resources to assist small water system owners/operators as they seek solutions.
Click here to find helpful resources.