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E– BULLETIN December 4 , 2012



Revised Building Code Will Improve Safety and Water

Conservation, Septic and Water Treatment
Ontario's revised Building Code will help ensure
public safety, increase energy efficiency and Quick Facts “The Building Code
helps to ensure our
contribute to the competitiveness of the building  Most of Ontario’s revised Building Code
safety every day in our
sector. takes effect Jan. 1, 2014. homes, workplaces,
 The Building Code was last updated in 2006. parking garages, retail
The revised Building Code will put Ontario  All new houses constructed in 2017 will stores, restaurants
among North America's leaders in water consume 50 per cent less energy than homes and theatres. We’re
conservation with requirements like efficient built before 2006, and large buildings will very proud of our
toilets and showerheads for new homes and rain only consume 65 per cent of what they did record in improving
water harvesting for all new buildings. before 2006. the environmental
 In June, the Building Code was amended to integrity of Ontario’s
The revised code also increases Ontario's prevent balcony glass of newly constructed buildings."
Bob Chiarelli
consistency with other codes across the country so buildings from breaking and keep Ontarians
Minister of Municipal
businesses can sell their products and services safe. Affairs and Housing.
CAN CSA B483.1 Added to the Ontario Plumbing Code
Updating the Building Code is a part of the
McGuinty government's plan to create jobs and Drinking Water Treatment Systems
opportunities that will grow the green economy.
(1) A drinking water treatment system or device shall be
certified to CAN/CSA-B483.1, “Drinking Water
Here is the link, to the full copy of the new Code… Treatment Systems”.


For Immediate Release                                                                                                Contact: Kevin Wong, CAE, Executive Director    k.wong@cwqa.com  
The  Canadian  Water  Quality  Association  is  a  not‐for‐profit  trade  association.  Chartered  in  1960,  the  association  is  a  vibrant  organization  committed  to 
providing  members  with  the  tools  for  success  in  today’s  competitive  environment.  More  than  150  companies  are  members  of  this  influential  Canadian 
industry  association.  They  are  the  manufacturers,  distributors,  dealers  and  allied  companies  who  manufacture  and  distribute  drinking  water  treatment 
Canadian Water Quality Association 
L’Association canadien pour la qualité de l’eau