Based on recent studies on the long-term health effects of lead, Health Canada issued a new guideline for lead exposure in drinking water in 2019. At 0.005 mg/L, Canada's guideline value for lead is one of the lowest in the world.
The new Health Canada guideline is part of an overall lead reduction strategy that recognizes there is new information on the health effects of exposure to lead from all sources (not just drinking water).
Kneehill County’s water supply is safe, clean, and meets the new guidelines.
Household plumbing materials can cause lead levels measured in private residences to exceed the Health Canada guidelines. Therefore, the new guidelines require the County to test drinking water ‘at the tap’.
Water sampling has been completed. Thank you to everyone who volunteered to have their water sampled!
May - June 2021 Volunteer Sign-Up Open
June - September 2021 Utility staff conduct water sampling.