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Drinking Water

The Drop on Water : Fact Sheets

The Drop on Water is a series of fact sheets with information on different water quality parameters, such as bacteria and chemicals, that may be present in well water, as well as general information which will help homeowners protect their drinking water supplies and their health.

This series of more than 40 fact sheets provides concise, easy-to-understand information for private well owners about what they can do to protect groundwater quality and maintain clean, safe drinking water. The fact sheets cover general information, bacterial results, general chemistry, and metals.

The Drinking Water Interpretation Tool allows you to compare multiple drinking water sample results to Health Canada drinking water quality guidelines.