Niagara Region is one of the first municipalities in Ontario to receive new licences under the Municipal Drinking Water Licensing Program. These licences were issued by the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) under the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002.
Niagara Region already met or exceeded provincial standards prior to this new licensing program coming into effect. To receive these licences, Niagara Region formalized a quality management system, in accordance to the Ministry's Drinking Water Quality Management Standard (DWQMS). The quality management system governs the operations of all five drinking water systems owned and operated by Niagara Region.
There will be no change for consumers in Niagara Region. You will continue to receive the safe, high quality, reliable supply of drinking water that you already enjoy.
Niagara Region has implemented a Quality Management System (QMS) to demonstrate our dedication to providing consumers with high quality drinking water.
The Region is committed to: