The Chief Water Inspector of Ontario has released her annual (2014-15) report, which confirms that Ontario maintains some of the best protected drinking water in the world. Additional findings include:
- 99.8 per cent of residential water tests (533,000 test results) met Ontario’s health standards for drinking water. These municipal residential drinking water systems serve more than 80 per cent of Ontario’s population.
- 99.4 per cent of municipal residential drinking water systems received an inspection rating greater than 80 per cent.
- 99.6 per cent of drinking water tests from systems serving designated facilities such as day cares, schools or health care centres met Ontario’s drinking water quality standards.
The province also released the Minister of Environment and Climate Change’s Annual Report on Drinking Water. The Minister’s report provides an overview of the government’s efforts to protect the province’s drinking water.