Need a Source for Drinking Water Advisories? Try Waterkeeper Drink Guide
(Sept 15 - Toronto) -- Looking for a current list of drinking water advisories in Canada? Want to know if there are any advisories for tap water in your home town? The free Drink Guide (app) and Water Today (website) have the latest updates.
Using research data from Water Today, Waterkeeper’s Drink Guide app lists four types of advisories: Boil Water, Do Not Consume, Water Shortage, and Cyanobacteria (Blue-Green Algae).
Key Stats and Trends
- On any given day, there are about 1,600 water advisories in Canada.
- Between 4 and 25 new advisories are issued each day.
- Ageing infrastructure, which leads to water main breaks, is a significant reason for advisories.
- Blue-green algae is increasingly threatening our drinking water in the summer and fall months.
- Water shortages were reported in Alberta and BC for the first time in 2015, due to drought.
- Rural areas, smaller municipal systems, and First Nations communities are more likely to be affected by drinking water advisories than major urban centres.
For More Information
- Download Drink Guide for iPhone in the app store or here: www.waterkeeper.ca/drink-guide/
- Browse the advisories online at www.watertoday.ca.
- Receive alerts for drinking water advisories in your area. Sign up through the app or online.
For further information or to arrange an interview:
Lake Ontario Waterkeeper