In the Spring of 2019, the Canadian Government took important steps to protect the health of the general public by updating the Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines. These changes included (but were not limited to) decreasing the maximum acceptable concentration (MAC) of lead in drinking water sources from 0.010 mg/L (10 ppb) to 0.005 mg/L (5 ppb) and specifying the location of measurement as at the tap. Municipalities continue to be diligent in monitoring source water for contamination, and now the public and private sector will share in this responsibility by ensuring the water that comes out of their tap(s) is safe.
In response to these changes, the Alberta government issued a guidance document to assist municipalities in developing comprehensive monitoring programs for lead in drinking water, which can be found here.
How can CARO help?
Since 1986 CARO has been providing analytical testing services to support municipal clients in Western Canada. We work hand in hand with our clients to help make the world safer and healthier and offer this testing service to anyone who is looking to learn more about what is in their water. Kits for water testing by individual home or property owners can be ordered through our online store, or by contacting us directly at 1-888-311-8846.
Did you know that water isn’t the only source of Lead in our lives? Learn more about lead, and get in touch today for all of your metals testing.
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