Quality Management System (QMS)
The Safe Drinking Water Act requires that drinking water system owners have an accredited operating authority. In order to become accredited, the operating authority must establish and maintain a Quality Management System (QMS) that complies with the requirements of the Drinking Water Quality Management Standard (DWQMS).
The Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA), the operating authority for both water systems, achieved full scope DWQMS accreditation in November 2013.
Environmental Management System (EMS)
Both the Lake Huron & Elgin Area Primary Water Supply Systems have had a registered ISO14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) in place since 2003.