Water is a big deal - its vital to our health and well-bring, and that's why it's one of the most serious issues managed by Halton Regional Council. On Wednesday this week, Halton published its annual drinking water report, and official sources both from and outside the region gave high marks.
Just how good is Halton's water? The region's 2020 Drinking Water Summary Report says that "Overall, Halton Region’s drinking water systems received a 99.7% inspection rating by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks in 2020."
That's an outstanding score! Halton Region also received the American Water Works Association’s
"Partnership for Safe Water Director’s Award" last year for outstanding commitment to high quality drinking water and treatment.
To top it off, they also won the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada's Maintenance Team of the Year Award.
That's great news for the regional teams, but even better news for the residents of Halton knowing their water systems are being well maintained.
This report fulfils Halton Region’s regulatory requirement to provide Regional Council with an annual summary of water production and overall water system regulatory performance.
Did you know that Halton Region’s water systems produced more than 65,669 megalitres of safe, clean drinking water in 2020? That's up 6% from 61,865 megaliters in 2019, serving the nearly 600,000 residents in Halton Region.