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Government of Yukon
Yukon Health and Social Services - Environmental Health Services
To provide an accredited water quality laboratory for testing total coliforms and E. coli at no cost for analysis to drinking water operators and private owners. Sampling requirements for large public drinking water systems (15 or more service connections) and for bulk water delivery are outlined in Part 1 and 2 of the Yukon Drinking Water Regulation (enacted in August 2007). Sampling results for private systems or private wells are reported to owners. Physical and chemical testing is undertaken by public drinking water system operators and private well owners at accredited labs outside of Yukon. EHS must be notified immediately by operators of any result that exceeds the acceptable concentration for health related contaminants set out in the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality.
Number of sites: 55 total sites, 55 active sites
Parameter measured: Sediment chemistry - Metals, Water chemistry - Metals, Microbiological - Microbiological, Water chemistry - Other, Water chemistry - Physical, Water chemistry - Toxicity
Period of record: 1997 to present
Sampling frequencies: Annually, Every 2 weeks, Every 2 weeks Seasonal, Weekly, Weekly Seasonal
Data availability: Internal Government of Yukon database.
Name: Environmental Health Services
Address: PO Box 2703 (2 HospRd) Whitehorse YT Y1A 2C6