In March 2019, a new lead limit was published under the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality, lowering the maximum acceptable concentration (MAC) from 0.010 mg/L (10 µg/L) to 0.005 mg/L (5 µg/L), and changing the point of compliance to the customer’s tap.
As a result, Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) requires waterworks systems to implement a Lead Management Program in two phases:
- Phase 1 – Planning, assessment & implementation
- Phase 2 – Mitigation onwards.
During the months of July and August the Town of Edson Utilities staff, along with the local health inspectors, will be collecting water samples in accordance with AEP guidelines and our own managing lead program document.
Sample locations are broken up in areas and sampling will be random. If you know you have a lead service line and would like to be tested, or if you are not sure how to check, please email email@example.com to book an appointment or receive a call back.
Town staff are trained in the use of PPE and sample collection may also be completed by the homeowner to limit contact.