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Alberta Environment and Parks is gathering feedback from waterworks operators on proposed updates to modernize the Potable Water Regulation under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act and ensure all Albertans have continued access to clean, safe drinking water.
Stakeholder feedback will help inform 2 areas of proposed changes:
- Standards for Micro Waterworks Systems – an online survey and 2 webinars will provide opportunities for operators/owners of very small waterworks systems to share feedback on a new approach to regulating small non-municipal waterworks systems that would offer size and risk-appropriate regulations.
- The Maximum Acceptable Concentration for naturally occurring fluoride in groundwater – drinking water operators/owners expected to be affected by proposed changes can meet with government one-on-one to discuss aligning this standard with other regulated waterworks systems in Alberta and current Health Canada guidelines.
The Alberta government regulates approximately 700 water treatment and distribution systems that provide drinking for water for more than 85% of Albertans.
Survey open January 11 to February 11, 2022
Results under review
Who is listening
Ministry of Environment and Parks
Learn more about proposed changes to the Potable Water Regulation and then take the online survey:
- Watch: Recorded webinar on the proposed Standards for Micro Waterworks Systems
- Draft Standards for Micro Waterworks Systems (PDF, 775 KB)
- Water Regulatory System Overview Fact Sheet (PDF, 872 KB)
- Updates to the Potable Water Regulation: Regulatory Approach for Micro Waterworks Fact Sheet (PDF, 522 KB)
- Updates to the Potable Water Regulation: High Quality Groundwater (HQGW) and Fluoride Fact Sheet (PDF, 525 KB)
- Potable Water Regulation
Operators/owners of very small waterworks systems are invited to provide feedback on the proposed Standards for Micro Waterworks Systems through an online survey by February 11 2022.
Drinking water operators/owners expected to be affected by proposed changes to the Maximum Acceptable Concentration for naturally-occurring fluoride in groundwater have been invited to schedule one-on-one meetings with government.
If you represent a waterworks that may be affected by the proposed changes and did not receive an invitation, email [email protected] to arrange a meeting and/or provide written feedback on the updated Maximum Acceptable Concentration for fluoride.
Stakeholder feedback will help modernize the Potable Water Regulation by removing outdated content and minimizing regulatory red tape while ensuring Albertans continue to have access to clean water.
Last updated: January 21, 2022