What is a public drinking water supply?
A "public drinking water supply” means a water supply system, including any source, intake, treatment, storage, transmission or distribution, that is intended to provide the public with potable, piped water and that:
- has at least 15 service connections,
- regularly serves 25 or more persons per day for at least 60 days of the year, or
- serves any of the following for at least 60 days of the year:
- a day care facility licensed in accordance with the Day Care Act,
- a permanent food establishment licensed in accordance with the Health Protection Act,
- a commercial property for the accommodation of the travelling or vacationing public comprising land used for camping or for overnight parking of recreational vehicles or containing a separate building or buildings containing at least 1 room to be used as an alternate form of accommodation in a campground,
- a commercial property for the accommodation of the travelling or vacationing public containing more than 4 rental units, including cottages or cabins.
This includes municipal, commercial, institutional, industrial, and privately owned water supplies (e.g. schools, restaurants, nursing homes, campgrounds, & parks which are on their own drinking water supply).
See, Water and Wastewater Facility Regulations, Part 2, Section 31.
- ground water aquifer