Town of Lincoln Quality Management System
The Town of Lincoln has developed a Quality Management System (QMS) for Drinking Water in order to obtain a Municipal Drinking Water License.
The Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks created the Safe Drinking Water Act. This Act defines the roles of owners, operators, and other persons who are involved in the delivery of drinking water.
Ontario Regulation 170/03 is the main guideline under the Safe Drinking Water Act. This regulation controls how the Township operates its drinking water system and provides safety requirements that must be met.
In December 2021, the Town once again received full accreditation for compliance with Municipal Drinking Water Licensing Program.
The Town's drinking water quality management system policy ensures:
- A consistent supply of clean, safe drinking water to consumers
- Compliance with applicable legislation and regulations
- Maintaining and continually improving its quality management system
A Quality Management System (QMS) is a set of policies and procedures required for planning and running the core business area of an organization. A QMS enables an organization to identify, measure, control and improve its processes, ultimately leading to improved performance.
The drinking water QMS is a way of ensuring that the Town of Lincoln is consistently in control of the quality of service and the water that is supplied and in compliance with the Municipal Drinking Water Licensing Program.
The benefits of having a QMS include ensuring consistency of practice and operation and ensuring that everyone associated with the system is striving to reduce the risks potentially affecting the system.
In order to produce results of desired quality, the Town of Lincoln ensures that it follows best practices. This is an integral part of water system management and quality management.
2022 Summary Report for the Beamsville and Jordan-Vineland Water Distribution Systems
January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022View the 2022 Water Distribution Systems Summary Report