Protecting public health is the main driver for the CRD Water Quality program. The program goal is to  ensure safe and high quality drinking water for the CRD customers within the Capital Region.

CRD staff closely monitor the quality of our source water and our finished drinking water through a combination of online analyzers and regular sampling plus analytical testing in the Greater Victoria Drinking Water System as well as in all CRD-operated small water systems within the Capital Region.

In addition to applying the Multiple Barrier Approach to drinking water safety, the CRD, like any drinking water supplier in British Columbia, complies with BC Provincial Regulations and 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 Disclaimer
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.

Drinking Water Emergencies / Leaks

Call CRD: 250.474.9630

Water Main Flushing

Water mains in Greater Victoria are flushed each Fall and Winter. Read more >>

Contact Water Quality Staff

Concerns or comments about the quality of your drinking water? Contact Drinking Water Quality staff at 250.474.9643.

Jessica Dupuis, Water Quality Officer