Network Details

Network Type

Water Quality

Agency

Government of Yukon
Yukon Health and Social Services - Environmental Health Services
Website: http://www.hss.gov.yk.ca/environmental.php

Program objectives and description

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.

Sampling Information

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.

Contact Information

Name: Environmental Health Services

Address: PO Box 2703 (2 HospRd) Whitehorse YT Y1A 2C6

Phone: 1-867-667-8391

Fax: 1-867-667-8322

Email: environmental.health@gov.yk.ca