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(b) for each failure referred to in (a), describe the measures that were taken to correct <br />the failure. <br />The report must also include: <br />1. A summary of the quantities and flow rates of the water supplied during the period <br />covered by the report…. <br />REPORT: <br />The following matters are reported to Council in accordance with the requirements of <br />the Safe Drinking Water Act, for the period from January 1 to December 31, 2016: <br /> A MOECC inspection was completed the week of January 9, 2017. The report <br />provided a final inspection rating of 100%. <br /> There were 17 Adverse Water Quality Incidents (AWQI’s) reported in this time <br />period (see attached Table 1). <br /> Temporary watermains are particularly sensitive as they are above ground <br />systems influenced by the water heating up in warmer temperatures. This may <br />cause the potential for bacteriological growth. Due to the sensitive nature, all <br />temporary watermains are sampled on an increased schedule (every 2 weeks at <br />multiple locations). The additional challenge with temporary watermains is the <br />sample port is located outside and subject to unsanitary conditions. Although <br />efforts are made with the design of the ports to prevent contamination, sampling <br />is not completed under ideal sanitary circumstances. The general nature of <br />reconstruction projects often leads to “false” positives, where the results received <br />are more reflective of what is on the sampling tap, rather than what is in the <br />water. Every positive result is reportable and resampling must occur in <br />accordance with regulations. When the resamples are clear, it is an indication <br />that the issue was with the sampling port, not in the water. <br /> The presence of total coliform on a test does not necessarily mean the water is <br />unsafe to drink. Coliform bacteria can be found in many different environments. <br />There are several different types of strains of coliform bacteria. Most are <br />harmless and do not cause illness. Coliform bacteria are used as an “indicator <br />organism” to assess the possibility of other disease-causing organisms, and their <br />detection would prompt further investigation and/or corrective action. It is <br />different than E.coli which is a bacteria only associated with human or animal <br />faecal matter. <br /> When total coliform is found, we resample using a different technique which <br />provides a number of total coliforms for us to analyze in consultation with Public <br />Health and the Ministry of Environment. Based on a risk assessment of a number <br />of factors including: the coliform count, chlorine residuals, upstream/downstream <br />coliform counts, the requirement for a boil water advisory is determined. <br /> There was one precautionary (1) Boil Water Advisor y in 2016 which was due to <br />a contractor hitting a private water service and potentially contaminating it with <br />sewage. The sample results showed no contamination. <br />1 - 2 <br /> <br />