Daily drinking water testing by Metro Vancouver
Metro Vancouver conducts daily tests on our drinking water—analyzing over 28,000 water samples each year. Results are public and found in the annual Water Quality Control Annual Report Volume 1, 2015 and Water Quality Control Annual Report Volume 2, 2015.
Volume 1 uses data summaries and graphics to highlight water quality issues, and Volume 2 provides chemical and physical monitoring results (actual data), including numerous water quality parameters with potential health effects.
Data Collection and Water Testing in the Watersheds
Metro Vancouver operates monitoring sites throughout the watersheds. These monitoring sites gather data on snowpack, wildfire indicators, river levels, precipitation and water storage in the alpine lakes.
Additional Testing by your Municipality
Municipalities that purchase water wholesale from Metro Vancouver, and deliver it to residents and businesses, also test for water quality regularly. Check with your municipality if you want to see a water quality report.