District Staffer Charged With Nine Violations Of The Safe Water Act
Despite assurances that there was no compromises to water safety, an employee with the District faces charges under the Safe Drinking Water Act.
The District of Muskoka reports that as a result of District staff identifying potential concerns, an investigation was launched in March 2019 related to the conduct of an employee.
The District says the employee was immediately placed on leave pending an investigation and concerns were immediately reported to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks.
The District’s internal investigation included an operational review of both Port Sydney and Huntsville water treatment locations. The review confirmed that there was no compromise to water safety. Those findings were shared with MECP and the employee in question ceased employment with the District following that investigation. As well, The Districts says a follow-up review was conducted across all of the water systems in Muskoka the results of which did not reveal any further issues.
A separate investigation was carried out by the Ministry, and the District’s former employee has now been charged with nine violations under the Safe Drinking Water Act.
The District wishes to reassure the community that there was no compromise to water safety.