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Drinking Water Quality Management System

April 9, 2018

To: Users of the Town of Orangeville Drinking Water System

Subject: Drinking Water Quality Management System

On July 1, 2009, the Town of Orangeville implemented a Drinking Water Quality Management Standard (DWQMS) Operational Plan for its municipal drinking water system.  The Operational Plan was required by Ontario Regulation 188/07, the Licensing of Municipal Drinking Water Systems regulation.

The Operational Plan documents the operation, maintenance and management of the Orangeville drinking water system, and is part of an overall Quality Management System (QMS) that has been implemented to ensure that clean, safe and reliable drinking water is provided to users of the system.  The Town updates the Operational Plan as required, with the most recent update completed in March 2018.

The QMS consists of different elements that document the planning, implementation and continual improvement of the Operational Plan and the drinking water system.  QMS Element 2 documents the Quality Management System Policy.

Council approval of the QMS Policy, including endorsement of the Operational Plan and QMS, was originally passed by Orangeville Council at its meeting on May 25, 2009.  The approved QMS Policy is as follows:

Town of Orangeville Quality Management System Policy:

“The Town of Orangeville commits to:

  • the provision of safe drinking water;
  • continual improvement of the Quality Management System and the Water Works function of the Public Works Department; and
  • complying with the applicable legislation and regulations.”

A copy of the Operational Plan is available for viewing at the Town of Orangeville Public Works Department.  Questions regarding the Town’s QMS Policy or its Operational Plan can be directed to Tim Thompson at 519-941-0440 Ext. 2245 or by e-mail at [email protected]

Tim Thompson
Water Works Technologist
Quality Management System Representative
Town of Orangeville