Town sets high standards for water quality

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The Town of Georgina and York Region maintain high water quality standards to provide safe drinking water through the municipal distribution system. The Town has a comprehensive sampling and testing program of water taken directly from the watermains at locations throughout the community. This ensures the water delivered to your home or business meets or exceeds all water quality requirements. All water samples are collected by water operators licensed by the Ministry of Environment, Parks and Conservation. All samples are tested at a ministry accredited laboratory.

York Region supplies the Town of Georgina’s water and it comes from Lake Simcoe. York Region monitors water quality around the clock to ensure compliance with the Ontario Drinking Water Quality Standards, which identifies more than 100 criteria for safe consumption. To learn more, visit york.ca.

The annual drinking water system reports are available on the Town’s website. The Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks performed an inspection of the Town’s drinking water distribution system and the Town received an inspection rating of 100 per cent. This score indicates the lowest possible risk rank and highest possible inspection rating for drinking water systems. Ontario has some of the strictest water regulated standards in North America. The Town is inspected regularly by the province and has received ratings of 100 per cent for the last six years. You can view the current water reports on the Town’s website by visiting georgina.ca/WaterQuality.

Residents are encouraged to contact the Town directly if they feel there is something wrong with their water or if they have questions or concerns. There are also FAQs on the water and wastewater webpage.

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