Friday, June 4, 2021

Part 2: Preparing for Ontario Consultation on a More Stringent Drinking Water Standard for Lead

Recording Not Available

Once you have registered you will receive a confirmation email within 12 hours containing instructions for how to join the webinar.



The OMWA is hosting a 3 part webinar series on the impacts of lead.
Part 2 we will highlight how some of OMWA members and other municipalities have implemented lead control strategies – approaches, challenges, costs, and timelines – and review interim strategies to identify and protect high risk consumers.

Webinar Host:

Kathy Vassilakos, Member of Stratford City Council; Vice President, OMWA

Kathy Vassilakos is a member of the OMWA board as an elected official. She has been a Stratford City Councillor since 2014 and is the current Chair of the Infrastructure, Transportation and Safety Committee. She is a member of the Active Transportation Advisory Committee, Social Research and Planning Council, and Huron Perth Public Health Board. Kathy has a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Toronto and has worked in biotechnology as a project leader and consultant.


Webinar Speakers:

Amie Rutherford
Water Compliance Analyst, City of Brantford
Amie has Bachelor of Science degrees in both Biology and Chemistry with Environmental Science from Western University. Amie has been employed by the City of Brantford since 2006 starting as a Water Quality Analyst and currently works in the role of Water Compliance Analyst.  Amie has been part of the Lead program in Brantford since 2007 and is excited for positive changes not only in Brantford but province wide.


Paul Beach
General Manager, Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre
Paul has been with the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre’s Acorn Information Solutions Group for over 20 years. The Acorn Group is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting and establishing the means to share data, knowledge, and tools among community organizations to create healthier, safer, and more prosperous communities. The Sault Ste. Marie Acorn GIS solution has been declared to be most comprehensive community GIS solution in the world, the first true information utility and the best example of leveraging public data for public good in North America.


Mike Mortimer,
OMWA President, Regional Hub Manager for Ontario Clean Water Agency

Mike has worked for over 18 years in the municipal sector and is currently Regional Hub Manager with the Ontario Clean Water Agency. Throughout his years in distribution, Mike has understood the challenges of lead services and coming up with consistent, long term solutions to address the issue. Mike graduated form Western University in 1997 with a BSc in Environmental Biology and holds Class 4 certification in both Water Treatment and Water Distribution and Supply.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email