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Annual Report on Drinking Water Quality Issued


February 28, 2012 – The City of Thunder Bay is pleased to announce the release of the 2011 Drinking Water Quality Annual Report to consumers. 

This report contains information about the City of Thunder Bay water distribution system, covering the period from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2011.  The purpose of the report is to summarize the results of the water quality monitoring program and to inform customers about drinking water and the operation of our water treatment plant facilities.

Under the provisions of Ontario Regulation 170/03 all municipalities must ensure that a report is prepared and submitted to the Director of the Ministry of the Environment for each calendar year.

“The annual report details the results from the more than 2,000 samples that are tested for potential contaminants each year by an independent laboratory” said Kerri Marshall, Manager Environment Division.  “The testing program for the City of Thunder Bay meets all regulatory requirements.”

The Drinking Water Quality Annual Report 2011 is available online on the City of Thunder Bay’s web site at www.thunderbay.ca/water.  Print copies can be obtained at the City Clerk’s Office in City Hall, at all branches of Thunder Bay Public Libraries and at the Bare Point Water Treatment Plant.

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Contact: Kerri Marshall, Manager – Environment Division, 625-2836