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:
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.
May 23, 2016 – The Vancouver Sun & The Times Colonist – Read the article here.
May 5, 2016 – Penticton Western News. Read the article here.