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The Drinking Water Safety Act

C.C.S.M. c. D101

The Drinking Water Safety Act

INTERPRETATION
1 (1) Definitions
(2) Reference to "Act" includes regulations
2 Director may designate system as private or public
DRINKING WATER QUALITY STANDARDS
3 Drinking water quality standards
OFFICE OF DRINKING WATER
4 (1) Office of Drinking Water established
(2) Purpose
5 Annual report
6 (1) Designation of director
(2) Appointment of drinking water officers
CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION OF WATER SYSTEMS
7 (1) Construction or alteration of public or semi-public water systems
(2) Minor alterations may not require permit
(3) Permit may be subject to terms and conditions
(4) Permit may contain expiry date
(5) Permit binding on subsequent owner
OPERATING LICENCES FOR WATER SYSTEMS
8 (1) Operating licence required for public water systems
(2) Operating licence required for semi-public water systems
(3) Licence may be subject to terms and conditions
(4) Expiry of licence
(5) Licence binding on subsequent owner
ASSESSMENTS OF WATER SYSTEM INFRASTRUCTURE AND WATER SUPPLY SOURCES
9 (1) Assessment to be conducted
(1.1) Frequency of assessments may be reduced
(1.2) Retroactive application
(2) Additional assessments may be required
10 Director may order repairs or upgrades
DRINKING WATER SAFETY ORDERS
11 (1) Drinking water safety orders
(2) Order may be directed to any person
(3) Requirements of an order
(4) Approval of medical officer required
(5) Immediate issuance of order
(6) Medical officer may revoke or amend order
(7) Order may require standards to be exceeded
12 Director may revoke or amend order
13 (1) Order to water supplier to hire interim operator
(2) Interim operator to comply with licence and Act
(3) Financial terms and conditions
GENERAL PROVISIONS ABOUT ORDERS
14 (1) Order may contain terms and conditions
(2) Order may specify deadline
15 (1) Action if order not complied with
(2) Order to pay costs
APPEALS TO THE MINISTER
16 (1) Appeal of director's decision or order
(2) Content of notice of appeal
(3) Stay of decision or order
(4) Minister's power on appeal
(5) Notice of decision or order
BOIL WATER ADVISORIES
17 (1) Boil water advisory
(2) Approval not needed
(3) Content of advisory
(4) Notice of advisory
(5) Termination of advisory
18 (1) Water not to be provided contrary to advisory
(2) Exemption for private residences
19 (1) Recovery of costs re boil water advisory
(2) Order for cost recovery
DISINFECTING WATER
20 (1) Disinfection requirements
(2) Testing for disinfectant residuals
(3) Records of disinfectant testing
SAMPLING, ANALYSIS AND REPORTING
21 (1) Routine sampling and analysis
(2) Private system sampling and analysis
22 (1) Reporting of results
(2) Emergency reporting of results
(3) Form of emergency notification
(4) Personal or confidential information may be disclosed
23 (1) Follow-up and remedial action
(2) Order
24 Emergency reporting for private water system
RECORDS
25 Mandatory record-keeping
DRINKING WATER QUALITY DATABASE
26 (1) Director may establish and maintain database
(2) Information may be entered in database
(3) Sharing information with other bodies
(4) Personal, proprietary and confidential information
(5) Public reports
ENTRY AND INSPECTION
27 (1) Inspection authority—director and medical officer
(2) Entry into dwelling with consent
(3) Warrant for entry into dwelling
(4) Conditions
(5) Entry into dwelling in exigent circumstances
(6) Entry into premises in public health emergency
(7) Inspection authority—drinking water officer
(8) Assistance to officials
28 (1) Additional inspection powers
(2) Personal health information
(3) Use of data processing system and copying equipment
(4) Assistance to officials
29 (1) Cost recovery
(2) Order for cost recovery
NON-POTABLE SYSTEMS
30 Non-potable systems
OFFENCES AND PENALTIES
31 (1) Offences
(2) Continuing offence
(3) Directors and officers of corporations
(4) Penalties for individuals
(5) Penalties for corporations
(6) Limitation period
32 (1) Admissibility of certificate in evidence
(2) Service of certificate on party
REPORTING OF VIOLATIONS
33 (1) Persons may report suspected violation
(2) If information personal or confidential
(3) Protection from liability
(4) Adverse employment action prohibited
(5) No interference or harassment
GENERAL PROVISIONS
34 Appealing amount of costs
35 Enforcing cost-recovery order
36 Serving documents
37 Protection from liability
38 Act binds the Crown
REGULATIONS
39 (1) Regulations
(2) Regulation may apply to all or part of province
40 to 42
43 C.C.S.M. reference
44 Coming into force