Ontario Chief Drinking Water Inspector's 2014 Annual Report
Published on: 28/04/2015
On April 22, Ontario’s Chief Drinking Water Inspector, Susan Lo, published the 10th Annual Drinking Water Report for 2014 through the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC). As expected, the report confirms that Ontario’s drinking water is amongst the best protected in the world. The report provides detailed information about the quality of water in the province, including the number of sample collected and analyzed and the chemicals that are tested for.
Highlights of the 2013-14 year include:
• 99.83% of the drinking water tests conducted in municipal residential systems met the provincially regulated standards for drinking water. These tested systems serve 80% of the provincial population.
• 99.49% of the tests conducted on systems serving dedicated facilities such as schools, daycares, and healthcare centres met the regulated standards, which set the maximum allowable concentration of chemicals and biological content that can be present in drinking water.
• 72% of all municipal residential drinking water systems fully met all regulated requirements, including water sampling, testing, and monitoring. This represents a 4% increase since 2012-13.
The improving statistics are demonstrative of how Ontario’s source water protection plans and investments in infrastructure replacement and renewal are having positive effects on the provincial drinking water quality. The full report is available by going to the following link:http://www.ontario.ca/document/chief-drinking-water-inspector-annual-report-2013-2014-0
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