The water produced and distributed by the City of Dauphin is safe to drink and meets or exceeds all Federal and Provincial drinking water standards, including those for lead, and has met them since the Water Treatment Plant was commissioned in 1999.
Lead in Drinking Water
On March 8, 2019, Health Canada released revised guidelines, significantly reducing the maximum allowable concentration of lead in drinking water from 0.01 milligrams per litre to just 0.005 milligrams per litre. For more information please click Lead Facts 2019.
Links to more information:
- Caution of Lead in Dauphin’s Drinking Water – News Release
- How to Test Your Water for Lead and Lead Reducing Filters
- Map of Properties with Lead Service Lines
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Canadian Water and Wastewater Association – Lead Facts 2019
- Manitoba Sustainable Development – Office of Drinking Water https://gov.mb.ca/sd/water/drinking-water/lead/
- Provincial Fact Sheet
- The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) currently indicate that lead level in drinking water testing should be at the tap, with a maximum acceptable level of lead at 0.010 and 0.015 milligrams per litre respectively.