Ontario Public Works Connects : Webinar Seri ....

ONTARIO PUBLIC WORKS CONNECTS 

The Ontario Public Works Association is pleased to introduce to our members a new webinar series that will take place every month, starting this August. To get things kicked off, OPWA presents the following Webinar. 

Upcoming Changes to Watermain Disinfection Procedure and Linear Sewage Works Approval  

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020
 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST


 Aziz Ahmed from the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) will be talking about two upcoming changes to approvals for linear works!
 
The MECP's 2015 Watermain Disinfection Procedure is being updated to include new provisions to provide flexibility to municipalities and operating authority when installing and repairing watermains. The goal is to increase drinking water safety, reduce costs and disruption to traffic flows.  The consultation process with all impacted owners is now complete, and this presentation will outline the changes you can expect when a new version of the WDP is issued.

The MECP is proposing to modernize Ontario’s environmental approval process for low-risk municipal sewage works by implementing a Consolidated Linear Infrastructure Permissions approach.  The proposed approach will consolidate and update the approvals process for these types of works. The proposed approach uses a risk-based framework to improve service delivery and public transparency, while enhancing environmental protection by establishing a more holistic picture of where sewage works are located across the province which in turn will inform and support effective environmental policy and planning decisions.

This webinar is sponsored by the OPWA Education Committee

Registration: Members $0; Nonmembers $0 

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcofuutrj4tGdZ8takayddq-njhtqn-29G6

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions or issues with registering for the meeting, please reach out to info@opwa.ca

 

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