The Walkerton Clean Water Centre is the course administrator for the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change Operation of Small Drinking Water Systems Course.
The main purpose of the course is to help the trained person understand the basic concepts related to the operation and maintenance of small drinking water systems. The information covered in this course refers to the most common techniques used in Ontario.
To inquire about the classroom course contact the Centre by email, or by calling 1-866-515-0550.Upon completion of the course, (classroom, correspondence or online) and if the participant is successful in passing the test, a Certificate of Completion is issued by the course administrator, which qualifies the participant as a “trained person” under O. Reg. 170/03 to operate, maintain and take water samples from the above mentioned water systems.
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). A Limited System Certificate is required by operators of the following system categories:
Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change information page for non-municipal owners/operatorsIMPORTANT NOTICE: Completion of the Operation of Small Drinking Water Systems Course