At the recent AWWOA Annual Operator's Seminar (March 9 - 13, 2015), Ramtech staff attended a presentation by Dr Donald Reid (Drinking Water Quality Regulator, Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD). He provided details of a review that ESRD and Alberta Health are conducting to address issues with the current framework regulating drinking water operations in Alberta.
ESRD is exploring options to address issues associated with the regulatory complexity and consistency of application of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, through a targeted consultation with key drinking-water stakeholders. Alberta Health will be consulting with operators of small drinking-water systems to review proposed changes to the Nuisance and General Sanitation Regulation.
Following this consultation, the two Ministries will consolidate the feedback and work towards developing a single regulatory approach to drinking-water protection in Alberta.
The following links provide additional information about the review and opportunities to provide feedback.
AWWOA - Consultation Feedback
Overview of Proposed Changes