Call for participants on a Lead in Drinking Water Task Force

In 2017, Health Canada released a document for public consultation on lead in drinking water that proposes reducing the maximum acceptable concentration from 0.01 mg/L to 0.005 mg/L. The BCWWA’s Drinking Water Technical Advisory Committee drafted a response to the proposed changes and the updated Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality are expected to be released this spring. 


In order to help water suppliers understand and communicate about the new guidelines, the BCWWA is forming a Lead in Drinking Water Task Force. The Task Force will provide subject matter advice to the Association on the updated guidelines and develop key messages, resources and events to inform and support water suppliers. Details of the Task Force's purpose and scope are available in the draft Terms of Reference. Selected members of the Task Force should be prepared to attend working sessions and meetings (in-person and remotely), on a regular basis from March to June.


We encourage anyone interested in participating on the Task Force to submit their information by Friday, March 1, 2019. We look forward to working with the Lead in Drinking Water Task Force to ensure our members and the water suppliers in our region are well-prepared for the upcoming changes.