Drinking Water Quality Management System
Ontario has established a strong regulatory framework for drinking water systems in the province, namely through the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002.
The Safe Drinking Water Act requires owners (Council) of municipal residential drinking water systems to have an accredited Operating Authority (Environmental Services).
In order to become accredited, the Operating Authority must establish and maintain a Quality Management System (QMS). The Township of Ramara became accredited in 2009 after documenting its quality management system in an Operational Plan, which was endorsed by Council and accepted by the Ministry of Environment. The Operational Plan is re-endorsed by Council following each municipal election.
The Township of Ramara demonstrates its commitment to deliver safe drinking water and enhance customer confidence in the quality of the drinking water by documenting a Quality Management System Policy that provides the foundation of the QMS.
View the Township of Ramara's QMS Policy Statement.