Updated December 2015
Water Advisory Information
What to do:
During a Water advisory
Frequently Asked Questions
After a Water Advisory is lifted
Water Today Map Info
Health Canada Info
Provincial Advisory Information
WATER TODAY Advisory Maps
WATERTODAY updates and posts Canadian water advisories, everyday throughout the day. All advisories listed on our maps are active even if they were issued years ago. We strive to remove advisories from our maps as soon as they are rescinded. Establishing drinking water quality criteria and publishing water advisories is a provincial responsibility in Canada.
WATER TODAY national maps give you an overview of water issues across Canada, including: Boil Water Advisories (BWA - yellow dots) Do Not Consume (DNC - red dots), Water Shortage (WS - purple dots) and cyanobacteria contamination or Blue-Green Algae (cyan dots) advisories.
Our provincial maps give you more detailed information on the location and reason for the advisory.
As well as monitoring media releases, Watertoday.ca checks all official provincial and municipal water advisory sources on a daily basis. The date posted on each provincial map indicates the latest advisory change for that location.
In spite of our efforts to make our list of advisories as accurate as possible , there may be some we missed, or more likely some we omitted to lift once they were resolved. If you are aware of a boil water advisory not listed on our site, or notice an advisory that should be removed, please send us an email to let us know.
For the sake of map clarity, when there are more than one advisory in a community, WATER TODAY groups them under one name, i.e. TownName (5). This avoids overcrowding the maps with pinpoints, making them difficult to read. This is especially the case in British Columbia, where one community may have many individual water systems.
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Boil Water Advisory General Information
Use tap water for:
Use boil water for:
Sponge bathing babies
Washing Vegetables and fruits
Preparing food and baby formula
Pet water bowls
Do not use:
Any kind of household filter
Ice makers, soda dispensers or any appliance
with a line to the water supply
Water toys such as wading pools
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