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Summer Camp Owner/Operator fined $750 for Safe Drinking Water Act Violation

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Summer Camp Owner/Operator fined $750 for Safe Drinking Water Act Violation

Convicted - David Joseph Tubby operating as Frontier Trails Camp

Court Location - Renfrew

Description of Offence - The conviction relates to failing to ensure that a record is made for every action taken by the operating authority relevant to the drinking water system's management (i.e. date, actions, results, treatments, operations and equipment maintenance).

Date of Offence - During the period beginning on or about July 9, 2017 and ending on or about July 25, 2017.

Date of Conviction - September 20, 2019

Penalty Imposed - David Joseph Tubby operating as Frontier Trails Camp was convicted of one violation under the SafeDrinkingWaterAct and was fined $750 plus a victim fine surcharge of $125 with 12 months to pay.

Background:

  • David Joseph Tubby owns/operates the Frontier Trails Camp, located on Highway 60 in Eganville. The camp operates for six to eight weeks each summer providing 50-60 children per week with horseback riding lessons and other outdoor activities.
  • Drinking water is provided to camp visitors and residents from a well, which is treated using a point of entry treatment system at the main lodge. 
  • The system is categorized as non-municipal non-residential drinking water system under the Safe Drinking Water Act regulations.
  • On July 25, 2017, ministry staff conducted an inspection of the system and observed that log entries for maintenance activities, operations, sampling and testing were not being recorded. The lack of records led to some samples not being taken.
  • The same issues were noted in a previous inspection conducted in 2014, at which time Mr. Tubby was issued a warning.
  • The ministry's Investigations and Enforcement Branch investigated and laid charges resulting in one conviction.

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