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Building a new Walkerton Clean Water Centre

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Building a new Walkerton Clean Water Centre

McGuinty Government Committed To Providing Ontarians With Safe Drinking Water

Construction is underway on the new Walkerton Clean Water Centre.

The new, energy efficient building will increase the centre's capacity to conduct training, seminars, information sessions and research.  The centre is dedicated to providing hands-on training and learning opportunities for owners and operators of drinking water systems with a focus on those in remote areas. It is a key resource in the continued implementation of the Walkerton Inquiry recommendations.  

The new building, located in Walkerton's East Ridge Business Park, should be ready in fall 2009.

Quick Facts

  • More than 12,000 drinking water professionals have been trained at the centre.
  • The centre offers three mandatory training courses and 24 specialized courses across the province.

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“The centre’s work to educate and support the people in charge of drinking water systems is an important part of safeguarding Ontario’s drinking water.”

John Gerretsen

Minister of the Environment

“Ontarians want to be able to trust the water from their taps. The centre is providing training opportunities for operators from remote communities to help ensure safe drinking water for all Ontario families.”

Carol Mitchell

MPP, Huron-Bruce

“We are building a world-class institute dedicated to furthering the knowledge and expertise of professionals who have the important job of providing safe drinking water in this province.”

Murray Elston

Chair, Walkerton Clean Water Centre

“This centre is innovative in all aspects. The opening of the new permanent location will allow it to continue to grow as a leader in research and capacity building in safe drinking water management.”

Dr. Saad Jasim

CEO, Walkerton Clean Water Centre



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