The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, along with the Ministry of Health and many partners and stakeholders, share a commitment to excellence in helping to ensure the continued safety of Ontario’s drinking water. This year’s performance results can be viewed in the annual reports.
'Uranium is a weakly radioactive metal that occurs naturally in many different minerals. Levels of uranium in natural water sources in Canada depend on the rock formations and human activity in the area. Uranium in drinking water in Canada is generally low, but higher values have been reported in areas with large uranium deposits.' (Health Canada)
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.
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.
Learn how water and wastewater is treated in different cities and towns in Canada using this collection of virtual facility tours.
DataStream provides a place to store, view and share water monitoring results being collected by communities and governments across Canada. And, it is free and open for anyone to use.
This collection of resources provides information related to questions commonly received from private homeowners and members of the public. Information related to water testing, home treatment systems, wells, source water protection and water related emergencies can be found here.
This collection of resources was assembled for well contractors, technicians and anyone interested in learning the rules for constructing, maintaining or making repairs to a water supply well.
This guide provides information to anyone who collects and submits a sample to a licensed drinking water testing laboratory in Ontario, as well as to all licensed laboratories.
This procedure is a supporting document for Ontario legislation and regulations related to drinking water and specific to water disinfection and any pre-disinfection processes that may be necessary to ensure effectiveness of disinfection.