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.

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

Small Water Systems

Water Quality Division

The Water Quality Division provides 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.

Alerts & Notices

  • Taste and Odour in Greater Victoria’s Drinking Water – Water Remains Safe to Drink

    As a precaution, the CRD has increased disinfectant dosage in treated water until the total coliform levels in the raw water return to normal. As a result, there may be a slight chlorine taste and odour in the drinking water. The water remains safe to drink. Read more >>


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

  • Kristi Wilson, Water Quality Officer
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