January 2020
Ontario’s Chief Drinking Water Inspector Releases Annual Report

2020-01-02 10:50:55 AM

Ontario’s Chief Drinking Water Inspector, Melissa Thomson, has released her annual report, which looks at the province’s water protection activities and results from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019.

Highlights of the report include:

  • 522,231 out of the 522,921 drinking water test results from 661 municipal residential drinking water systems met Ontario’s protection standards. The 690 test results that did not meet the standards were mostly due to microbiological exceedances.

  • 94.91% of 69,730 test results met the standards for lead in drinking water from schools, private schools, and child care centers

  • 371 municipal residential drinking water systems reported 1,265 adverse water quality incidents meaning the water quality standard was exceeded or there was an issue within the drinking water system that needs to be addressed.

To read the report, please click here.


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