Town water supply meets water quality standards

In response to recent media coverage regarding municipal drinking water in Canada, the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville assures residents that the town’s drinking water meets, and exceeds Health Canada guidelines and Ontario regulations.

Although testing for lead in municipal water is not a requirement from Health Canada, lead testing of town water is done annually to meet Ontario regulations. Tests have routinely shown lead levels well below the regulated limit set out by Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks.

“The results from the study are alarming, but the water in the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville is in great shape,” says Mayor Iain Lovatt. “The Town provides clean, safe drinking water which meets all of the Ontario Drinking Water Quality Standards.”

All of the town’s drinking water is tested at an accredited laboratory licensed by the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks.

Residents suspecting that their home has lead plumbing or that they are connected to a lead service line, or if they have any concerns regarding water, should call the town’s customer service department at 905-640-1900.

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