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  • The secret behind some of Canada’s cleanest tap water

    The average Canadian consumes 251 litres of water per day for residential use, according to 2011 figures. While this includes doing the dishes and laundry and taking showers and baths, it’s also the water we drink and use for cooking.

    We usually assume it’s safe and clean, but with the pathogens that routinely enter rivers and other water sources, there is no room for doubt.

    Until now, Nanaimo, B.C. has been drawing its water from the local supply - the South Fork of the Nanaimo River - and treating it with chlorine before it reaches peoples’ taps. Due to it being a surface water source, it didn’t meet official drinking water quality guidelines and changing regulations in the province.