Water Samples

All water suppliers in British Columbia are required to monitor water that reaches consumers for total coliform bacteria and Escherichia coli (E.coli) regularly. The monitoring is one part of a comprehensive approach to safe drinking water.

Acceptable Sample Results

The following results are considered acceptable for drinking water:

E. Coli Coliform

Interpreting  Sample Reports

In VIHA, the results of  drinking water sampling are reported using the following coding system: If you have questions or want more information regarding your water system, call your local Environmental Health Office.

The Capital Regional District provides water to the communities of Central Saanich, North Saanich, Oak Bay, Saanich, Sidney, Victoria/Esquimalt, West Shore and Sooke. Their water results are available on the CRD website, under Monthly Bacteriological Reports at the following location http://www.crd.bc.ca/water/waterquality/reports.htm