Updates to the Health Canada Drinking Water Guidelines

Contaminated drinking water in a public water system can lead to serious short term and long term health risks in the community. Most provinces and territories have adopted the recommended Health Canada guidelines for drinking water quality as their standard to protect public health.

Municipalities are responsible for the treatment and distribution of drinking water to the public, and therefore need a thorough understanding of the latest drinking water guidelines.

Complete the form and download our free article on Health Canada Drinking Water Guidelines. 

The article provides a clear table of parameters and their latest maximum acceptable concentration (MAC1), along with an explanation of each parameter, including:

  • Health risks
  • Origin
  • Recommended testing
  • Recommended treatments

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