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

Active

  • Discolouration in Lyall Harbour/Boot Cove Water Service (Saturna Island)

    CRD Integrated Water Services advises customers of the Lyall Harbour/Boot Cove Water Service on Saturna Island that elevated iron and manganese concentrations in the water are currently causing a slight discolouration 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. During this period, residents are not being advised to boil their water as a result of this occurrence. Read more >>

Resolved

  • Water Interruption Notice: Surfside Water Service - Mayne Island (Sept 18, 2018)

    On Tuesday, September 18, 2018 between the hours of 8am and 8pm, the CRD will be performing a valve replacement in the Surfside Water Service on Mayne Island. Water service will be interrupted for a short period of time. Read more >> 

     


  • Water Interruption Notice: Surfside Water Service - Mayne Island (Sept 20, 2018)

    On Thursday, September 20, 2018 between the hours of 8am and 8pm, the CRD will be performing a leak detection exercise in the Surfside Water Service on Mayne Island. Water service will be interrupted for a short period of time. Read more >>


  • Water Interruption Notice for Salt Spring Island – Highland/Fernwood Water Service

    CRD staff are responding to a water system leak in the Highland/Fernwood Water Service Area on Salt Spring Island. The leak is located near 180 Maliview Drive. Until this issue is resolved, residents in the Maliview area will be without water for a period of time.

    It is also important to note that once work has been completed and services restored, you may experience intermittent discoloured water and/or air at your tap for short durations. Should this occur, continue to run your water until it clears. The water remains safe to consume.

    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.

Jessica Dupuis, Water Quality Officer
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