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 

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.

Alerts & Notices

  • Water System Maintenance: Highland Water Service (SSI) June 19

    The CRD will be performing maintenance on the Highland/Fernwood Water Treatment Plant on June 19.
  • Water System Maintenance - Sticks Allison Water Service Area

    On Tuesday, April 30 and Tuesday, May 7, the CRD will be conducting a system flush and cleaning of the Sticks Allison Water Reservoir on Galiano Island.
  • Water Interruption - Cedar Lane Water Service Area (SSI)

    On Tuesday, April 2, 2019 between the hours of 8am and 4pm, the CRD will be carrying out annual maintenance and flushing of the water distribution system.
  • Water Interruption - Fulford Water Service Area (SSI)

    On Thursday, April 11, 2019 between the hours of 8am and 4pm, the CRD will be carrying out annual maintenance and flushing of the water distribution system

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