Keeping Our Water Clean

In the municipal sector, there is significant concern about protecting groundwater from contamination.

Source-water protection of drinking water should include:

  • A systematic approach to monitoring and tracking aquifer quality
  • Limiting the potential for contamination of drinking water sources
  • Public education about the potential risks of well contamination

Changes have been made in drinking water regulations and related water quality monitoring requirements in the wake of the disease outbreak in Walkerton, Ontario.