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REPORT TO:Community & Infrastructure ServicesCommittee <br />DATE OF MEETING:May 13, 2019 <br />SUBMITTED BY:Greg St. Louis, Director, Utilities 519-741-2600X4538 <br />PREPARED BY:Angela Mick, Utilities Water Engineer 519-741-2600X4408 <br />WARD (S) INVOLVED:All <br />DATE OF REPORT:March 7, 2019 <br />REPORT NO.:INS-19-007 <br />SUBJECT:Drinking Water Quality Management Standard (DWQMS) <br />Re-Endorsement of the Operational Plan <br />__________________________________________________________________________________________ <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />THAT the Drinking Water Quality Management Standards Operational Planattached to <br />report INS-19-007be re-endorsed in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002 <br />and Regulation 188/07. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />The Drinking Water Quality Management Standard (DWQMS), under the SafeDrinking Water <br />Act, 2002 and Regulation 188/07, requires the City of Kitchener to belicensed to operate and <br />of the licensing requirements was the <br />preparation of a Quality Management System (QMS) and Operational Plan. <br />The DWQMS is based on a Plan-Do-Check-Improvemethodology thatis similar to other <br />international standards. Planrequirements of the DWQMS specifies policies and <br />procedures that must be documented in the Operational Plan for the drinking water system, <br />while Dorequirements specifies the policies and procedures that must be implemented. <br />Checkand Improverequirements of the standard, are reflected in the requirementsto <br />conduct internal audits and management reviews. <br />Kitchener has obtained a Licenceas well as the required elements in place: Drinking Water <br />Works Permit,Financial Plan, accreditation as anOperational Authority,and an audited <br />Operational Plan. <br />TheOperational Plan was initially endorsed by Council in 2008 (report FIN-08-1330)and re- <br />endorsed in 2015 (report INS-15-023). It is recommended that the Operational Plan be <br />periodically brought forward to Council for re-endorsement, with endorsement to align with each <br />term of Council. <br />The Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002 includes a statutory Standard of Care for individuals who <br />have oversight responsibilities for municipal drinking water systems that can extend to municipal <br />9 - 1 <br />