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Water Testing in Your Home

The Region of Peel continuously monitors the quality of its water to ensure clean and safe drinking water.

Does the Region knock on the door to test water or leave a bottle to fill?

Some of our water programs require testing on private premises, such as residential homes or businesses. This testing would only be done by the Region with prior arrangements made with the owner or tenant.

Based on the stringent provincial guidelines, drinking water samples must be collected and handled by qualified persons and analysed at an accredited laboratory; therefore, Peelstaff would not leave a bottle at the door requesting a sample of water for testing and will always carry a Region of Peel identification card.

An example of a water testing bottle that would NOT be used by the Region of Peel.
An example of a water testing bottle that would NOT be used by the Region of Peel

Home Water Treatment Systems

There are many responsible home water treatment businesses that offer products that live up to their claims. Unfortunately some companies and salespeople, in an effort to sell their products, resort to grabbing the public's attention and misinforming them about the safety of municipal drinking water.

As of March 1, 2018 door to door sales of water heaters and treatment devices will be prohibited by the Government of Ontario. To ensure that you are informed about the water quality in Peel and less likely to become a target of a company trying to sell you costly and inappropriate water treatment equipment, or if you have questions or concerns, please contact our Water Quality Team at 905-791-7800, ext. 4685 or via e-mail. Read our article on door to door salespeople.

Revised: Monday February 12 2018

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