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Please be advised that the Municipality of Brighton has filed a Request for Regulatory Relief from Lead Sampling Requirements in Schedule 15.1 of Regulation 170/03, Safe Drinking Water Act.

Following Ministry of the Environment guidelines, the Municipality is eligible for relief from both Residential and Non-Residential lead sampling, and has applied for five (5) years of regulatory relief.  If this application is granted, Residential and Non-Residential sampling would resume in 2021.  However, this does not impact lead sampling requirements within the Distribution System, and such sampling will continue as normal.

If you require further information, please contact the Public Works and Development Department at 613-475-1162.

Drinking Water Quality Management Standard (DWQMS)

Following the Walkerton Inquiry, The Honourable Justice Dennis R. O'Connor released a report recommending new approval requirements for municipal drinking water systems. Accordingly, the Government of Ontario initiated the Municipal Drinking Water Licensing Program. This program requires that owners meet several key elements in order to obtain a new license. These elements include:

A permit to take water

A drinking water works permit (replacing the existing Certificate of Approval)

An accredited operational plan

An approved financial plan

Successful completion of internal audits

Successful completion of external audits

The Municipal Drinking Water Licensing Program focuses on incorporating quality management into municipal water administration and operations; and is comparable to ISO (International Organization for Standardization) accreditation in the private sector. Another key aspect of the program is its emphasis on Continual Improvement.

The Municipality of Brighton's Quality Policy

The Municipality of Brighton is committed to providing safe and reliable drinking water that is compliant with the Safe Drinking Water Act and applicable regulations and legislation. We will promote an effective Quality Management System to ensure quality and consistency in all operations associated with the Drinking Water System. We will continuously review, maintain and improve our Quality Management System.


In accordance with Ontario Drinking Water Regulations, the owner of a drinking-water system shall ensure that a copy of an annual report of the drinking water system is available for the users of the system.

The Municipality of Brighton is pleased to announce that the 2011 Annual Report on Drinking Water Quality for the Brighton Water Supply System is complete and available to the public.

The Waste Water Annual Performance Report 2011 is also complete and available to the public. Copies of both reports are available at both municipal offices:

Municipality of Brighton
35 Alice Street, Brighton