Drinking Water Resource Library

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Feb 08, 2023
PFAS are used in a wide variety of industrial and consumer products. These resources contain information on the presence of these compounds in drinking water.
Feb 08, 2023
When Health Canada has intent to update guidelines related to drinking water, a technical guideline document is developed to propose these changes. These documents are seeking comments from the public for a limited consultation period.
Feb 06, 2023
The Walkerton Clean Water Centre's pilot testing service gives operators the opportunity to obtain site specific information on different treatment options for addressing water quality challenges. This post contains resources from past projects.
Jan 02, 2023
The Water Talk fact sheet series provides several levels of information on various water quality issues. While some of the information is technical in nature, each sheet provides a general overview of the issue that may go beyond drinking water, and is written in straightforward language that is easy to understand (Health Canada, 2022).
Jan 02, 2023
Guidelines are established based on current, published scientific research related to health effects, aesthetic effects, and operational considerations. Find links to Health Canada's guidelines and technical documents here.
Jan 02, 2023
Guidance documents are developed to provide operational or management guidance related to specific drinking water-related issues (e.g., boil water advisories), to make health risk assessment information available when a guideline is not deemed necessary. Find links to the guidelines here.
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Jan 02, 2023
This post provides information regarding lead in drinking water and how to minimize exposure through line replacement, flushing, treatment and sampling programs.
Dec 19, 2022
This post provides resources for WCWC's Water Quality Analyst (WQA) course.
Nov 14, 2022
This collection provides information on the risks posed by legionella to water systems and the preventative management, standards and sampling/testing of the bacteria in building water systems.
Nov 08, 2022
This post provides resources for WCWC’s Disinfection: Sodium Hypochlorite course.

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