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Potable Water on Board Trains, Vessels, Aircraft and Buses Regulations (SOR/2016-43)

Regulations are current to 2023-05-17 and last amended on 2022-09-27. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE(Subsection 12(1), paragraph 14(1)(a) and subsection 15(1))

Water Samples from Potable Water Systems on Board Conveyances

Column 1Column 2Column 3
ItemType of ConveyanceSampling SitesFrequency of Sampling, Disinfection and Flushing
1Aircraft

The following sites, as applicable:

  • (a) a tap in the galley or bar and a tap in one lavatory facility;

  • (b) if there is no tap in one of the locations referred to in paragraph (a), a tap in another location referred to in that paragraph and another tap in a different location on board; or

  • (c) if there is only one tap on board, that tap.

Any of the following frequencies during a 12-month period:

  • (a) from each site, once in each 3-month period during which the aircraft is in operation, with a minimum of 45 days between the taking of samples from the same site;

  • (b) from each site, once in each 6-month period during which the aircraft is in operation, with a minimum of 90 days between the taking of samples from the same site, and with a disinfection and flushing of the potable water system conducted at least once in each 4-month period; or

  • (c) from each site, once in each 12-month period during which the aircraft is in operation, with a minimum of 180 days between the taking of samples from the same site, and with a disinfection and flushing of the potable water system conducted at least once in each 3-month period.

2Train

The following sites in each rail car used in the transport of passengers, as applicable:

  • (a) a tap in the galley or bar and a tap in one lavatory facility;

  • (b) if there is no tap in one of the locations referred to in paragraph (a), a tap in another location referred to in that paragraph and another tap in a different location on board; or

  • (c) if there is only one tap on board, that tap.

Any of the following frequencies:

  • (a) from each site, once in each 12-month period, with a minimum of 180 days between the taking of samples from the same site;

  • (b) from each site, once in each 24-month period, with a minimum of 360 days between the taking of samples from the same site, and with a disinfection and flushing of the potable water system conducted at least once in each 4-month period; or

  • (c) from each site, once in each 36-month period, with a minimum of 540 days between the taking of samples from the same site, and with a disinfection and flushing of the potable water system conducted at least once in each 3-month period.

3Vessel with sleeping accommodations for passengers, or any other vessel that loads water while making way

The following four sites:

  • (a) a tap at the forward end;

  • (b) a tap at the aft end;

  • (c) a tap at the farthest point from the potable water storage tanks (that tap is typically by the bridge, on the upper deck); and

  • (d) a tap at the closest point to the potable water storage tanks (that tap is typically on the lower deck).

From each site, once in each month during which the vessel is in operation.
4Vessel without sleeping accommodations for passengers and that does not load water while making way

The following sites, as applicable:

  • (a) a tap in the galley or bar and a tap in one lavatory facility;

  • (b) if there is no tap in one of the locations referred to in paragraph (a), a tap in another location referred to in that paragraph and another tap in a different location on board; or

  • (c) if there is only one tap on board, that tap.

Any of the following frequencies during a 12-month period:

  • (a) from each site, once in each 3-month period during which the vessel is in operation, with a minimum of 45 days between the taking of samples from the same site;

  • (b) from each site, once in each 6-month period during which the vessel is in operation, with a minimum of 90 days between the taking of samples from the same site, and with a disinfection and flushing of the potable water system conducted at least once in each 4-month period; or

  • (c) from each site, once in each 12-month period during which the vessel is in operation, with a minimum of 180 days between the taking of samples from the same site, and with a disinfection and flushing of the potable water system conducted at least once in each 3-month period.

 
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