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Drinking Water Quality Management System (DWQMS)

The Yonge/Greenlane and Holland Landing/ Queensville/ Sharon Drinking Water Systems are experiencing elevated levels of sodium in the water. You can find more information about this issue on the Region's Factsheet.

Drinking Water Quality Management System (DWQMS)

Drinking Water Quality Management System (DWQMS), this plan/system will be implemented in response to Justice Dennis O'Connor's recommendation in Part Two of the Walkerton inquiry requiring the adoption of a Quality Management System (QMS) for municipal drinking water systems.

Having a QMS in place ensures that the Town of East Gwillimbury provides safe drinking water to our residents.  The QMS is one of the steps which ensure that the Town strives for continually improvements in our drinking water systems.

As the operators of the Town of East Gwillimbury’s water distribution system the Town shall:

  • Comply with all relevant legislation and regulations for the consistent delivery of safe drinking water to the consumer
  • Maintain and continually improve on its Quality Management System
  • Communicate openly and effectively with the public concerning matters of drinking water quality

The Town has developed an Operational Plan that implements all of the elements of the required Quality Management System.

Licenses and Permits for the Town's drinking water systems are available here.

The Town is preparing a Drinking Water System financial plan in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act.  A copy of the financial plan will be made available once approved by Council.

For more information on the Town of East Gwillimbury’s DWQMS, please contact the Community Infrastructure & Environmental Services Department at (905) 478-4282.