The Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) is looking for nominations for two local government representatives to fill vacancies on the Small Water Systems Working Group (SWS).
In September 2010, the UBCM Small Water Systems Working Group was established in response to ongoing local government concerns over the application of the Drinking Water Protection Act and associated regulatory water quality standards to small water systems.
Throughout 2011 and 2011, the Working Group developed terms of reference as well as an issues paper that identified a series of interpretation, application, financial, operational, governance and liability issues with small water systems in BC. At the 2011 UBCM Convention, the Working Group made recommendations with respect to a new definition for small water systems as well as a new approach for the treatment of surface water.
Follow this link for more information about nominations to the Small Water Systems Working Group. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, January 25, 2012.