Ontario’s Chief Drinking Water Inspector
Ontario’s Chief Drinking Water Inspector is appointed under the Safe Drinking Water Act.
The chief drinking water inspector leads activities to ensure that regulated drinking water systems across the province meet Ontario’s rigorous, health-based standards for drinking water protection.
The chief oversees a range of activities, including:
- development and implementation of a source protection program to minimize the risks to drinking water sources
- development and delivery of training programs to improve the skills and knowledge of drinking water system operators, ministry inspectors and other stakeholders
- delivery of an annual report that describes the state of Ontario’s drinking water and the actions being taken to protect it
- inspections, and other related compliance activities, targeting regulated drinking water systems, and laboratories performing drinking water testing.