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Drinking Water

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A safe water supply is fundamental to the health of every individual and strategically important to the economic growth and well being of communities.

Environmental health officers routinely inspect, sample and assess community water systems for compliance with the Drinking Water Protection Act and Regulation.

Boil Water Notices and Water Quality Advisories

Find out about current water advisories.

Inspection reports and enforcement

View inspection reports on, and violation tickets issued against, drinking water systems.

Drinking water concerns?

Visit our drinking water complaint page to learn more.  Or find information about arsenic in drinking water.

Applying for a permit?

Anyone who owns or operates a water supply system which provides water for domestic purposes requires a valid water supply operating permit. Find out how to apply for a permit.


Visit our resources section for operators and private well owners for forms, guidelines and fact sheets.

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Locations Served
Drinking Water Safety Program-Abbotsford Health Protection OfficeBurnaby, Fraser Valley, Langley, Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows, New Westminster, Surrey/White Rock/ Delta, Tri-Cities

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