Municipal water systems are routinely sampled for water quality in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act. Results are monitored by water department staff and are available for viewing at the Township of Tiny municipal office.
Weekly samples are taken to an independent lab and tested for e-coli and coliform bacteria. Water is tested before and after treatment and in the distribution system. Treated water must be completely free of e-coli and coliform bacteria.
Chemical samples are taken in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act and Certificate of Approvals for each water system. Some samples are taken every quarter, while others are taken every 3 to 5 years.
Disinfection is required in all Municipal drinking water systems in Ontario. A liquid form of sodium hypochlorite (chlorine) is added to the raw water in a set dose to provide disinfection. Some chlorine must remain in the distribution mains to ensure that water is safe to drink from the pump station to the tap.
Levels of chlorine are continuously monitored in each pump station. Regular samples are taken to confirm the accuracy of the monitoring equipment in the plant. Alarms are set to notify the water department if the level of chlorine is too high or too low. Samples are routinely monitored for chlorine levels in the distribution system to confirm that adequate disinfection levels are being maintained.
Each pump station is inspected by qualified water department staff. They check equipment operation, chlorine levels, and monitor water usage. These checks are made to ensure a continuing supply of safe drinking water to our consumers.
Annual Drinking Water Reports
A report for each water system, detailing the operation, performance and water quality test results, is available by clicking on the links below:
A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Township of Tiny Municipal Office at no charge.
Quality Management System Policy
The Drinking-Water Quality Management Policy is our commitment to you – our consumers – to provide you with a safe, reliable supply of potable drinking water.
We have established a Quality Management System (QMS) to meet the commitments of our Drinking-Water Quality Management Policy. The QMS is documented in a series of procedures and forms used to verify the operational performance of our systems.
The QMS is designed to meet the requirements of the Drinking Water Quality Management Standard (DWQMS) as mandated by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment under the Safe Drinking Water Act.
The QMS Management System Policy can be accessed by clicking on the link below:
2020-2025 Consolidated Financial Plan
The 2020-2025 Consolidated Water Financial Plan has been completed and approved by Council. To view the plan click on the link below: