Niagara's tap water gets top marks

Top marks for Niagara's tap water.

The region's drinking water treatment plants have earned an A+ from the province.

For the third year in a row Niagara's six water treatment facilities have obtained a 100 per cent rating from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) during its 2016 inspections.

A 100 per cent rating demonstrates the Region’s commitment to going above and beyond the multi-barrier, health-based drinking water quality standards mandated by the province.

The MOECC inspects water treatment facilities annually to ensure compliance with provincial regulations.

In addition to water quality monitoring, these inspections look at various aspects of water operations, including reporting, record keeping, and certification and training.

"The Region is committed to providing high quality services to Niagara residents. These results are a testament to the dedication of our staff that maintain and deliver clean fresh drinking water to our communities, and Regional Council’s commitment to investing in the maintenance of Niagara’s water infrastructure. " ~ Regional Chair Alan Caslin