CARO in the Media – Lead in Drinking Water

Posted on May 24, 2016

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If you have been reading or watching the news lately, you have likely come across a story or two about Lead in BC’s drinking water. If you looked closely, you also might have noticed CARO mentioned and showcased visually in a few of them!

If you haven’t been following the news, elevated levels of lead have been detected in tap water across Canada and people living or working in older buildings have become concerned about the safety of their drinking water.  CARO has been testing for metals in drinking water for over 29 years and a new focus on heavy metals recently resulted in a blog post last month “Curious About Testing for Lead in Drinking Water?”, supporting our clients and the public who have been worried about their own drinking water.

Click the links below to read the full articles in The Vancouver Sun, Times Colonist and Penticton Western News:

logo-vancouversunDemands for annual lead testing of B.C. school water fall short of Ontario law

May 23, 2016 – Rob Shaw & Tracy Sherlock  –  The Vancouver Sun

In Brief: In B.C., districts will have to find the money within their budgets to conduct more frequent testing as well. B.C. school districts can have a sample of water tested for $25.50 at CARO Analytical Services in Richmond, with a five day turnaround for results.

“With some of our school districts we’ve been tailoring sampling programs and getting them all the supplies they need,” said Patrick Novak, CARO’s vice-president. “It’s not a lot of money,” he added.

Logo of the Time Colonist NewspaperB.C. schools to be tested annually for lead in drinking water

May 23, 2016 – The Vancouver Sun & The Times Colonist  – Read the article here.

Logo from the Penticton Western News Elevated levels of lead found in school tap water

May 5, 2016 – Penticton Western News. Read the article here.


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