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OMWA PRESIDENT'S REPORT change Affords Opportunity E arlier this year, the Ontario Municipal Water Association announced the retirement of long-serving Executive Director Doug Parker. Doug has been with the Association for 13 years, helping to guide the Association's Board of Directors, and diligently working with our stakeholders, partner associations, and senior government officials in advancing and addressing the needs of our membership. Doug's retirement was effective June 30th. Doug will be missed, but we wish him well in his new retirement. The Association's new Executive Director, Ed Houghton, assumed his new duties effective July 1st. Ed's experience with the water industry spans more than 37 years, in both a technical and leadership role. He was formerly the President and cEO of the collingwood Public utilities until the end of 2013. Ed is a past recipient of the American Water Works association's prestigious George Warren Fuller award in 2005, as well as the Ontario Municipal Water Association's Exceptional Merit Award in 2012. i congratulate Ed on his appointment, and the board of directors looks forward to working with him in undertaking strategic initiatives and programs on behalf of our membership. 2014 is shaping up as a year of change. A provincial election on June 12th resulted in a majority government, headed by Premier Kathleen Wynne, and changes to provincial cabinet and ministers. Municipal elections across Ontario on October 27th mark another four-year cycle that will no doubt see changes and impacts in various communities and regions in the province. These and other significant milestones may mark change, but also opportunity. in that light, the Ontario Municipal Water Association will be undertaking its review and revitalization of its Strategic Plan this fall. The Strategic Plan is an important "living document" will be used to guide the Board of Directors in addressing, prioritizing, and advancing issues important to our members. change affords opportunity, and this being an opportunity for the Association to revitalize and focus on the changing political, legislative and policy landscapes. The Ontario Municipal Water Association continues to strive to be The Voice of Municipal Water Supply, representing municipalities and municipally-owned water systems across Ontario. On behalf of our municipal members, we look to develop and implement long-term policies and programs for the benefit of the greater public and ensure sustainable and safe drinking water systems in Ontario, and address our most-pressing issues that we face. 8 | O N T A R i O P i P E L i n E | FaLL 2014 AnDREW HEnRY PRESiDENT, OMWA THE ONTARIO MUNICIPAL WATER ASSOCIATION CONTINUES TO STRIvE TO BE THE vOICE OF MUNICIPAL WATER SUPPLY, REPRESENTING MUNICIPALITIES AND MUNICIPALLY-OWNED WATER SYSTEMS ACROSS ONTARIO.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Ontario Pipeline - Fall 2014

From the Publications Chair
The OWWA Report
The OMWA Report
The OWWEA Report
From Our AWWA Director
In England and Wales, Consumer Satisfaction Guides Setting of Water Rates
Understanding the True Cost of Water
Student Art Works Promote Water Conservation, Source Protection
Looking Back on a Career in Water
The AWWA Water Landmark Award
Let’s Change Our Water Service Line Material - Sounds Easy Enough…
Ask the Board
Canadian Women Lead the Industry
Get Snapping! OWWA Publications Committee Photo Contest is Here!
Water for Everyone – London Waterworks Donates
“No Lead” – What New Lead Regulations Could Mean for City Water Systems
Young Professionals
Committee Reports
Certification Corner
Welcome New Members
Calendar of Events
OWWEA Member Listing
Index of Advertisers | Ad.com

Ontario Pipeline - Fall 2014