Drinking Water

Safe drinking water is vital to our health and quality of life. In Waterloo Region, we are fortunate to have access to high quality drinking water.

The majority of people in Waterloo Region rely on municipally supplied drinking water. These water supplies are sampled regularly to ensure quality and safety. Residents on municipally supplied drinking water often live in urban or suburban areas, including smaller towns.

Residents outside of urban areas rely on private wells for their drinking water. These citizens often live in rural or agricultural areas. 

Drinking water testing

Municipally supplied drinking water is rigorously tested according to strict provincial laws to ensure it is clean and safe.

Private well water testing is the responsibility of the well owner. Testing services are free and easily accessible throughout Waterloo Region.


Region of Waterloo Water Services
Drinking Water Ontario - Ministry of the Environment
Health Canada - Drinking Water