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Ontario boosts water inspection/compliance staff


Chatham, ON – August 11, 2004 – A total 33 new water inspectors and compliance staff have been hired by Ontario’s government.

The new staff include:
– Twenty drinking water inspectors, raising the total number of inspectors in Ontario from 81 to 101, an increase of 25 per cent. They will inspect municipal drinking water systems and laboratories that test drinking water.

– Six investigators to explore incidents referred by inspectors and lay charges if necessary.

– Four staff for the Spills Action Centre to improve the Ministry of the Environment’s response to issues of drinking water compliance.

– One scientist, one supervisor and one program support worker.