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Public Hearing 8:
Management of Water Providers; Laboratories (cont'd)
September 24-25, 2001

Location
Metro Hall
Room 307
55 John Street
Toronto, ON
M5V 3C6

Topics to be addressed at this public hearing:

  1. Recommendations regarding management of drinking water systems


    1. Organizations
      1. accreditation
      2. appropriate size
    1. Individuals
    2. Evaluation and audit
    3. Relationship to the public
    4. Financing
    5. Upgrading current organizations
    6. Implications of public vs. private ownership and operation
  1. Recommendations regarding laboratories


    1. Accreditation
    2. Research laboratories
    3. Routine testing laboratories
    4. Communication and notification
    5. Integration/Conflict of interest
  Scheduled appearances


September 24

9:30 - 10:15 Dr. Ed Geldreich
   Dr. Geldreich was one of two independent experts retained by the Commission to visit
   a cross section of Ontario Water and Waste Water treatment facilities and provide their
   impression of our strengths and weaknesses. He will present some of his findings.

10:15 - 11:00 Ontario Municipal Water Association/ Ontario Water Works Association
     Mr. Gary Scandlan
     Mr. Joseph Castrilli
11:00 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 12:15 Association of Municipalities of Ontario
     Ms. Pat Vanini
     Ms. Nicola Crawhall
12:15 - 1:15 Lunch
1:15 - 2:45 Energy Probe Research Foundation
     Mr. Tom Adams
     Ms. Elizabeth Brubaker
2:45 - 3:45 Pollution Probe
     Mr. Rick Findlay


September 25

9:30 - 10:00 Canadian Environmental Law Association/Ontario Public Service Employees Union/Canadian Union of Public Employees
   Will address recommendations arising from their collaborative paper.
10:00 - 11:00 Canadian Environmental Law Association
     Mr. Paul Muldoon
11:00 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 12:15 Canadian Union of Public Employees
     Mr. Ron Crawley
12:15 - 1:15 Lunch
1:15 - 3:00 Ontario Public Service Employees Union
     Mr. Tim Hadwen
     Mr. Don Eady
3:00 - 4:00 Government
11:45 - 12:30 Rebuttal



Suggested recommendations

1.  Ontario Water Works Association ("OWWA") and Ontario Municipal Water Association ("OMWA") -
     1.1. Review of Issue 14 - Financial Matters  
*  (144Kb)
     1.2. Summary Statement of Recommendations for Public Hearing # 8 on Issue 14 - Financing Water
             Infrastructure
   (36Kb)

2.  Submission by the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, Ontario Good Roads Association and
     Municipal Engineers Association of Water Providers
   (15Kb)

3.  Energy Probe Research Foundationís Recommendations for Public Hearings 7 and 8: The Management
     of Water Providers
   (9Kb)

4.  Submission by Pollution Probe to Walkerton Inquiry Public Hearing 7 and 8; Sustainable Asset
     Management
   (45Kb)

5.  Ontario Public Service Employees Union - Recommendations and Rationale Concerning Laboratories
     and Drinking Water Providers (For Public Hearings 7 and 8
)    (120Kb)

6.  Canadian Union of Public Employees - Keeping Water Services Public: Towards Greater
     Accountability and Safety
   (111Kb)

7.  Professional Engineers Government of Ontario - Submission to Part II of the Walkerton Inquiry
      (239Kb)

8.  Canadian Environmental Law Association - Request to Participate in Hearing 7 and 8    (13Kb)

Transcripts

The transcripts of this public hearing are available at www.tscript.com: September 24 and September 25.





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