Item - 2015.PW7.6

Tracking Status

PW7.6 - Drinking Water Licensing Program Update and Standard of Care Training Course for Members of City Council

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on September 30, October 1 and 2, 2015, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council authorize the General Manager, Toronto Water to hire the Walkerton Clean Water Centre to provide the Standard of Care training course for all members of City Council at a cost of approximately $3,500.00.

 

2. All members of Toronto City Council take the Standard of Care Training course provided by the Walkerton Clean Water Centre in order to become better informed of their responsibilities under the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Background Information (Committee)

(August 20, 2015) Report and Appendices A and B from the General Manager, Toronto Water on Drinking Water Licensing Program Update and Standard of Care Training Course for Members of City Council
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-83236.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Oct-02-2015 11:17 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW7.6 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 27 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 12 Members that voted No are Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, John Filion, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Ron Moeser, Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson
Total members that were Absent: 6 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Raymond Cho, Janet Davis, Mary Fragedakis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Michael Thompson

PW7.6 - Drinking Water Licensing Program Update and Standard of Care Training Course for Members of City Council

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the General Manager of Toronto Water to hire the Walkerton Clean Water Centre to provide the Standard of Care training course for all members of Toronto City Council at a cost of approximately $3,500.00.

 

2. All members of Toronto City Council take the Standard of Care Training course provided by the Walkerton Clean Water Centre in order to become better informed of their responsibilities under the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Origin

(August 20, 2015) Report from the General Manager, Toronto Water

Summary

The purpose of this report is two-fold.  Firstly, the report updates City Council on specific aspects of the Drinking Water Licensing Program of the Province of Ontario, including:

 

- the successful renewal of the City of Toronto's Municipal Drinking Water Licence and Permit; and

 

- the successful re-accreditation of the City's drinking water system required by Ontario's Safe

Drinking Water Act through an external auditor.

 

Secondly, this report provides information concerning the responsibilities of members of City Council under the Safe Drinking Water Act, in particular the statutory Standard of Care provision, which came into force on December 31, 2012.

 

To support members of City Council to meet their responsibilities under the Safe Drinking Water Act, this report recommends that the Walkerton Clean Water Centre (an agency of the Government of Ontario) be hired by the General Manager of Toronto Water to conduct the Standard of Care training course and that all members of City Council take that course that would be held at Toronto City Hall in the fall of 2015 with funding and facilitation provided by Toronto Water.

Background Information

(August 20, 2015) Report and Appendices A and B from the General Manager, Toronto Water on Drinking Water Licensing Program Update and Standard of Care Training Course for Members of City Council
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-83236.pdf

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Jaye Robinson (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council