Drinking Water System Earns Top Rating


Compliance and Management Lauded by Ministry

February 26, 2020

Windsor, ON: Windsor's Drinking Water System has received a 100 percent rating from the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) for an eighth consecutive year. The Windsor Utilities Commission (WUC) and ENWIN, the licensed operator of the WUC-owned water system, were evaluated for compliance with regulated water testing requirements as part of an annual inspection in December 2019.

The rating is based upon a variety of criteria including management of the drinking water system, managerial best practices and commitment to asset replacement through capital investment.

"We're very proud to be recognized by the Ministry with a 100 percent rating," remarked ENWIN Vice President Water Operations, Garry Rossi. "To accomplish this for an eighth consecutive year demonstrates our commitment to ensuring the quality, safety and reliability of our drinking water."

The Ministry's report acknowledged the quality focused processes and procedures at the A.H. Weeks Water Treatment Plant and throughout the distribution system. Specifically, the greater number of mandatory drinking water samples and increased frequency of testing, beyond Ministry standards.

"There's nothing more important than ensuring the water we provide is safe and reliable," stated ENWIN President & CEO, Helga Reidel. "Windsor, Tecumseh and LaSalle depend on us to produce and deliver the highest quality water and this rating from the Ministry proves we're doing just that."

In 2019, ENWIN and the Windsor Utilities Commission produced 38.7 trillion litres of potable water.