Health Canada Guidelines for Lead

On March 8, 2019, Health Canada released revised guidelines, significantly reducing the maximum allowable concentration of lead in drinking water. While our municipal water sector fully supports these new targets, we need to identify the challenges inherent in moving to these new targets while maintain full public confidence in the safety of their drinking water.


Please see the links below for some speaking notes and a fact sheet that were compiled by the CWWA. Thanks to Robert, Reid and Michele for their work on developing the notes and fact sheet. Please feel free to contact me if there are any questions.