Communities: Drinking Water Safety, Community Involvement
For a safe and drinkable water supply, municipalities treat water. Vulnerabilities that threaten the safety of a community’s water supply are disease, industrial accidents, natural disasters and terrorism. The enormous costs and impacts on a community’s safety and security mean that municipal drinking water systems require strong design, planning and management to meet national safety and security targets and reduce these threats as much as possible.
IEESC conducted a risk management study of the City of Regina’s water safety issues to identify potential threats and reduce their potential. IEESC’s study of the vulnerability and risks of the City of Regina’s drinking water system examined its current emergency management programs and policies regarding water safety issues.
IEESC found that effective monitoring, assessment, prevention and mitigation systems are required to take measures for managing emergencies and solve problems.