Clean water is essential to life. Our health and well-being depend on it.
In Canada, all levels of government play a role to make sure our water supplies are safe. While provincial and territorial governments are generally in charge of making sure our water supplies are safe, the federal government has a number of responsibilities in this area.
Health Canada is involved in many activities related to water quality, including:
This section includes information on a range of topics related to water quality. Some of these are written for a general audience while others are very technical or scientific in nature.
To find what you are looking for, use the search field in the bar at the top of this page or click on one of the topics in the upper right hand corner. Each topic page gives a general overview with links to more resources.
Water quality documents for public comment are available under the consultations section of Environmental and Workplace Health.
Health Canada encourages Canadians to keep up-to-date on new health developments. This section is updated as new information becomes available, so check back regularly.