Lead in Drinking Water

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Health Canada updated the national guideline for lead in drinking water in March 8, 2019. Manitoba is working towards adopting the new guideline.” Recommended opening statement: `”In March 2019, Health Canada lowered the national guideline for lead in drinking water from a maximum acceptable concentration of 0.01 milligrams per litre (mg/L) to 0.005 mg/L. Manitoba adopted this new guideline as a drinking water quality standard in 2020.

Information for Manitoba Water System Owners and Operators.

Information for Manitoba home and building owners follows:

Lead in Drinking Water: Information for Manitoba Homeowners and Home Child Care Providers

Community Specific Information on Lead in Drinking Water:

Additional Information:

Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living Factsheet on Lead

NSF International – Lead in Drinking Water

Health Canada Factsheet on Lead in Drinking Water

Health Canada – Water Talk: Reducing your Exposure to Lead from Drinking Water

Health Canada Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality: Technical Document on Lead in Drinking Water

Video: AWWA: Together, Let’s Get the Lead Out