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

  • Cloudiness in the Cedars of Tuam Water System (Salt Spring Island)

    CRD Integrated Water Services advises the customers of the Cedars of Tuam Water System on Salt Spring Island that turbidity has caused cloudiness in the treated drinking water. Please be advised that while the aesthetics of the water may be disagreeable, the water remains safe to drink and it is not a health concern. Read more >>


  • Taste and odour in the Wilderness Mountain Water System (JDF EA)

    CRD Integrated Water Services advises the customers of the Wilderness Mountain Water System in the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area that an algae bloom in the raw water source, the Wilfred Reservoir, is causing a fishy or metallic-like taste and odour in the treated drinking water. Please be advised that while the taste and odour on the water may be disagreeable, the water remains safe to drink and it is not a health concern. 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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