Fort Erie Releases 2017 Annual Water Quality Report

MEDIA RELEASE (February 27, 2018) The Town of Fort Erie is pleased to announce the release of the 2017 Annual Water Quality Report to consumers.

“This report confirms our commitment to deliver high-quality drinking water to our customers,” said Mayor Wayne Redekop. “It contains important information about the Town of Fort Erie’s water treatment and distribution system, and how we work in close collaboration with the Niagara Region.”

Fort Erie’s Drinking Water System is a split jurisdictional model between the Niagara Region (NR) and the Town of Fort Erie (TOFE). The NR is responsible for water treatment, trunk watermain facilities, water storage, and residual disinfection. The TOFE owns and operates the Fort Erie Distribution System, purchases water from the NR and supplies it to serviced areas in Fort Erie. It is monitored at the source, during treatment, after treatment and within the distribution system. Samples are taken at the intakes, at the treatment plant and at distribution sites and then sent to certified laboratories for testing.  Some tests are conducted on site such as a chlorine analysis.

In December 2017, the Town of Fort Erie’s Drinking Water Quality Management System (DWQMS) was reviewed by a third party auditor. The auditor focused on several key elements of the provincially-mandated DWQMS.

In order to maintain the Town’s Municipal Drinking Water License and Drinking Water Works Permit, it must ensure the maintenance of our accreditation as an approved Operating Authority.  During the audit, there were zero instances of non-conformances as well as no identified opportunities for improvement. As a result, the Town received continued support of its Certificate of Accreditation as an approved Operating Authority.

A copy of the report, previous reports and monthly water quality summaries can be made available upon request at no charge as well as found at (Residents > Water & Wastewater).

For more information, please contact Adam Allcock, Manager, Water and Wastewater Services, at or 905-871-1600, ext. 2462.

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Contact: Janine Tessmer, Communications Advisor
Phone: 905-871-1600, ext. 2217

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