Regulations & Guidelines

Most of the regulations and guidelines you will require to build and operate your small water system are from the provincial government, consistent with federal guidelines. But the personnel you will deal with most directly will be the District Health Officer and Drinking Water Officer of your local health authority. 

In this section, Legislation and Regulation for Small Water Systems, you will be introduced to the legislation and regulations around drinking water, which can be very long and complicated. But we will also try to direct you to the areas that are most important to you to ensure you are operating a small water system that supplies safe, reliable water and fulfills the regulations required.