Drinking Water Quality
CRD Water Quality staff monitor the quality of our drinking water by providing sample collection and analytical testing in the Greater Victoria Drinking Water System and water quality oversight for a number of CRD-operated small water systems in the Capital Regional District.
Lead and Drinking Water
The Canadian Drinking Water Quality – Recent Change in Lead Guideline and Capital Regional District Actions report contains the recent revised Health Canada guidelines for lead in drinking water and the CRD’s plan to continue to investigate and undertake actions to address the public health risks associated with potential exposure to lead from drinking water.
Drinking Water Regulations
Public drinking water in British Columbia must conform to the BC Provincial Regulations and to the Federal Guidelines. Read more >>
Water Quality Reports and Data Summaries
Greater Victoria Drinking Water Systems
Includes bulk water customers (Central Saanich, Esquimalt, North Saanich, Oak Bay, Saanich, Sidney, Victoria), and CRD retail customers, (the West Shore municipalities of Colwood, Highlands, Langford, Metchosin and View Royal along with Sooke and East Sooke)
Small Water Systems
Total Microcystin: Present/Absent
The total microcystin data provided above is limited to water samples collected at each CRD water system treatment plant intake and does not necessarily reflect water quality conditions in other areas of the water body. Raw water quality conditions can vary in different areas and at different depths of the lake. Therefore it should not be assumed that an Absent result above indicates that the water body is entirely free of microcystins. The CRD does not assume any liability to or on behalf of those who use this data, and does not make any representations or warranties on the accuracy or completeness of the data provided.