Protection refers to proactive/preventative measures and emergency response. Proactive/preventive
measures reduce the risk to consumers and reduce the liability to the waterworks
system owner. This response anticipates events or situations that may compromise
the safety of drinking water. Emergency response involves plans and actions to deal
with incidents that arise from unforeseen incidents such as equipment failure or
extreme weather events.
Examples of proactive/preventative measures include:
When a bacteriological sample indicates the presence of coliform bacteria, corrective
action including additional monitoring is required. This direction is outlined in
Section 6 of the Communication and Action Protocol for Failed Bacteriological Results.
Re-samples taken under these provisions must be identified on the Provincial Public
Health Laboratory's Request for Microbiological Analysis of Water (requisition)
form as RESAMPLE's. The original requisition form ID number and the Alberta Environment and Parks
Reference (Call ID) number must be noted on the requisition using a neon yellow label. The label should be Neon Yellow,
2 5/8" x 1", 30 per page (3 columns of 10 rows). Download the template for printing these labels.
Updated: Jun 7, 2018