Drinking Water Safety Program (DWSP)

The DWSP objective is;

(i) Sample and test drinking water for E. Coli., Total Coli forms, and chlorine residuals as per the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality on Pinaymootang First Nation;

(ii) Reduce the possibility of waterborne disease outbreaks by increasing and improving the monitoring of and reporting on community drinking water supplies on Pinaymootang First Nation; and

(iii) Build the capacity of First Nations through community-based drinking water quality programs.

DWSP activities include;

(i) Sample and test drinking water quality as per the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality in distribution systems and wells as developed under the direction of the EHO;

(ii) Record all results on water quality data sheets weekly and send reports monthly to the EHO for interpretation of results and recommendations for further action, if necessary;

(iii) Perform quality assurance tests according to the quality assurance plan developed under the direction of the EHO; and

(iv) Immediately upon determining that E. Coli and/or Total Coli forms exceed the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality or when there are unusual changes in disinfection residuals (for example; they are lower than expected), the CBWM is to notify the EHO for interpretation of the results and recommendations on further action.

Program Goals:
  • Yearly Community Water Testing
  • Inspect and Report on General Sanitation
  • Awareness and Workshops on General Sanitation in Classrooms
  • Water Testing
  • Community Food Handling Course
  • Promotion of the Drinking Water Program
  • World Day of Water