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Drinking Water Safety

Common Elements Found in Drinking Water

Safe drinking water is important for you and your family to stay healthy. Health Canada has guidelines for the maximum acceptable concentration of chemicals in drinking water. Chemicals can get into water from:

  • natural rock weathering and soil erosion
  • industrial by-products
  • pesticides
  • compost and animal waste
  • fertilizer and soil treatments

Use the links below to find out more:

Current as of: June 29, 2015

Author: ​Environmental Public Health, Alberta Health Services