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Draft guidance document on using non-potable water now available

The BC Ministry of Health, with the regional health authorities’ support, has prepared the draft Guidance for Using Non-potable Ambient Water for Domestic Purposes in British Columbia. This document was prepared to support officials who are responsible for issuing permits to water supply systems that use non-potable water from ambient sources for domestic purposes. 

 

Non-potable water is water that is not suitable for human consumption and food preparation. It does not meet the standard for drinking water, but can still be used for some domestic purposes. For the purpose of this document, non-potable water includes all water from an ambient source (that is, fresh water from a surface water or ground water source) that does not meet the definition for potability under the Drinking Water Protection Act.

 

The draft Guidance for Using Non-potable Ambient Water for Domestic Purposes in British Columbia is a first step in providing provincial guidance on non-potable water. It does not provide specific guidance on recycled water (for example, reclaimed water and grey water) or rain water. More information is available on the Ministry's website

 

Water Sustainability Committee now accepting applications

Are you an experienced water professional who is looking to influence change and connect with industry peers? The BCWWA Water Sustainability Committee is currently seeking members to help provide regular input on the BC Water Sustainability Act and regulations on behalf of the association.

 

In 2016-17, the committee will be focusing on policies and regulations related, but not limited to: measuring and reporting, livestock watering, dedicated agricultural water, and alternative governance approaches. If you have a background in one of these areas and are interested in joining this volunteer committee, please contact Jodi Garwood at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

For more information on this and our other volunteer Technical and Program Advisory Committees, please visit our Committees page for details.

 

Feedback wanted on BCWWA Education Program

The BC Water & Waste Association is currently developing the training schedule for 2017 and would like your input on the course offerings for the year. We have designed a short survey to collect feedback from our members to better understand your professional development and scheduling plans for the year ahead. Your feedback is important as it helps ensure that we are providing quality training opportunities that best meet your needs.

This survey should take 5 minutes to complete and will be open until July 15, 2016.

Click here to start the survey.

To learn more about our education program, or if you wish to provide more detailed feedback regarding scheduling and courses please contact Ally Trott at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (604) 630-0094

 


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