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City Drinking Water Achieves Perfect Score for Second Year Running

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The City of Owen Sound has received a perfect score for drinking water quality for the second year in a row from the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) for 2022.

The City of Owen Sound is thrilled to share that the Water System report confirmed 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

For more information, please contact Lara Widdifield, Director of Public Works and Engineering at 519-376-4440 ext. 1202 or email to



"This perfect score is credited to the staff in our Water and Wastewater Divisions, who have kept up the highest standards for the safety and quality of the drinking water in our City.  To receive a 100% water quality rating, and to do it two years in a row, is a very impressive achievement."

– Mayor Ian Boddy


Quick Facts:

  • The City of Owen Sound water system has approximately 159 kilometres of watermains and 7200 connections.


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