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Halton Region Passes Water Quality Tests: Tap Water is Safe in Oakville

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Nolan A Machan

Nolan A Machan

Nolan Machan is the Publisher of OakvilleNews.Org and has over 41 years of local Oakville knowledge. He is committed to providing Oakville residents with the most up-to-date information about our great town.

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Recently Halton Region received a 100% pass on Water Quality testing from the Government of Ontario. Halton has a total of 11 plants of which two are in Oakville.

I have to say I was curious about this Press Release. Why did the Region tell us that the safety of our drinking water has passed inspection? It always appeared that the only time anyone spoke of water quality was in regard to First Nations Reserves in Northern Ontario.

The Region assured me that Oakville and Halton’s drinking water has passed the provincial water safety standards with out any blimps or hiccups in the system for years. Since I bought a home in Oakville over 26 years ago, I can’t remember a boil water advisory.

It appears there are a few reasons why the press release was issued. The first and foremost is to assure the public that the water coming out of our taps is completely safe. The second is to help provide residents with perspective, so that when the bottled water or water filtration sales people come knocking at the door, people understand that if they are going to purchase they are doing it for something other than safety.

So the next time you buy a bottle of water that costs 147 times more than what you you would pay if you used your tap, you might want to consider just getting a refillable bottle and saving yourself the extra money, as well as saving the planet from another piece of plastic trash.



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