Brockton and Hanover Councils Attend Walkerton Clean Water Centre Training

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On December 14th, 2018, new councils from Brockton and Hanover, Ontario, were the first to receive standard of care training related to the Safe Drinking Water Act at the Walkerton Clean Water Centre.

The course covers the legal, technical, and moral obligations of municipal politicians and staff to protect their water systems and keep their citizens safe.

All elected officials are strongly encouraged, although not required, to take the three-hour training, said Carl Kuhnke, manager of the Walkerton facility. About half of Ontario’s 444 municipalities participate in the training, he said.

Brockton and Hanover’s new councils were among the first to sign up following October elections. The course is designed to inform municipal officials of their oversight responsibilities under Section 19 of the Safe Drinking Water Act.

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