Drinking Water Safety Action Plan Consultations

Overview

Taking action on drinking water safety is a priority of the Provincial Government.  Access to clean and safe drinking water is fundamental to human health, and action to help ensure drinking water safety contributes to a healthier population.

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is seeking input to help inform the Drinking Water Safety Action Plan in order to support its ongoing commitment for the provision of clean and safe drinking water for all residents in the province. The development of a Drinking Water Safety Action Plan is being led by the Department of Environment and Climate Change (ECC) as part of the Minister’s mandate letter Mandate Letter - Honourable Bernard Davis (gov.nl.ca) in partnership with other Departments including Health and Community Services, Digital Government and Service NL, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Municipal and Provincial Affairs.

The Drinking Water Safety Action Plan will be a collaborative document with input from government departments that play a role in drinking water safety, stakeholders and the public.

Public engagement will help to:

  • determine baseline awareness on drinking water issues in the province,
  • collect feedback on which issues are seen as a priority, and
  • identify and prioritize actions to be taken to help address these issues.

Get Involved

To help make informed decisions, the Department of Environment and Climate Change is seeking feedback from stakeholders on drinking water safety awareness and priority actions to improve drinking water safety in the province.  The input from this questionnaire is an essential element in ensuring the success of the province’s Drinking Water Safety Action Plan.

If you require this questionnaire in an alternative format, please email pauladawe@gov.nl.ca or call (709) 729-4048.

Written submissions will be accepted until December 10, 2021.

Mailing address:          Department of Environment and Climate Change
                                    Water Resources Management Division
                                    4th Floor, Confederation Bldg., West Block
                                    PO Box 8700 
                                    St. John’s, NL  A1B 4J6

Email: pauladawe@gov.nl.ca

Thank you in advance for your participation.

Engagement Materials

Before completing the questionnaire, please take a moment to review the consultation presentation linked below.

DWS Action Plan - 2021 Consultation Deck

Online Questionnaire

The questionnaire will be available until December 10, 2021.

Click here to complete the questionnaire

How will your input be used?

The information we receive will be reviewed by the Department of Environment and Climate Change.  All feedback will be considered as the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador finalizes its Drinking Water Safety Action Plan for Newfoundland and Labrador.

Privacy Statement

Please do not include your name or any information that could identify you.  The collection of information is done under the authority of section 61(c) of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015, for the purpose of collecting public feedback on the Drinking Water Safety Action Plan for Newfoundland and Labrador.

If you have questions about how this information will be collected, used, or disclosed, please email atippecc@gov.nl.ca.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or additional comments regarding the Drinking Water Safety Action Plan for Newfoundland and Labrador, or require the questionnaire in an alternate format, please contact:

Paula Dawe
Department of Environment and Climate Change
Phone: (709)729-4048
Email: pauladawe@gov.nl.ca