RMWB Offering Free Samplings To Determine Lead Levels In Water Supply

You’re getting a chance to test your property’s water for any irregularities.

The RMWB is providing free sampling for those who live in a single or multi-family home connected to the municipal water system through the new Residential Water Sampling – Lead Management Program.

These samples are being collected by trained technicians and tested by an approved third-party lab for the presence of lead.

“Providing and maintaining a high standard of drinking water throughout the region is and will always be a priority,” said Kwaku Agyare-Manu, Senior Manager, Environmental Services with the RMWB.

“We take regulatory compliance very seriously and while we are confident in the quality of the water throughout the region, this new program is necessary under the updated requirements. It also provides yet another opportunity to ensure safe, high-quality drinking water is being provided to our communities.”

Previously, tests were done at the distribution system upstream from the service connection point, however, Health Canada and Alberta Environment and Parks now requires sampling to be done at the customer’s tap.

According to the municipality, all results in the past have consistently shown lead levels to be well below the federal and provincial limits.

To be eligible, you must live in the region, live in a home that is connected to a municipal service line, and be at home at the time of the sampling collection appointment.

Interested residents must fill out a request form.

The municipality will only being accepting sample requests until August 20. They have a limit number of appointments and will schedule on a first-come, first-serve basis.

More information about the Residential Water Sampling – Lead Management Program can be found on the RMWB’s website.

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