Owen Sound, ON – The city of Owen Sound has received a perfect score for drinking water quality from the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) for 2021.

The Operations Committee received the annual City of Owen Sound Water System report at their meeting on March 8, 2022, where staff announced that not only did the City pass inspection from the MECP, but achieved a 100% score.

The annual provincial inspection is a legislative requirement of all municipal drinking water systems under the Safe Drinking Water Act. It ensures the City is meeting MECP legislation, policies and guidelines.

You can find annual reports, and more information on the City’s water and wastewater treatment at www.owensound.ca/water.

“This perfect score is credited to the staff in our Water and Wastewater Divisions. These essential service providers worked hard throughout the pandemic, and have kept up the highest standards for safety and quality of the drinking water in our City.” Mayor Ian Boddy

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