Water Quality

Providing clean drinking water is of paramount importance for the health of our residents. To help ensure your water is of the highest quality even as water comes into your home and through your faucets, plumbing and water heaters have many things along the way that can impact water quality.

View the 2022 Annual Water Report or visit the Resource Library for further information on water quality.


Water Quality Dashboard (Water Treatment Plant - Metal Results)

Launch the Water Quality Dashboard or click the image below.

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  1. What We Test For

The Drinking Water Protection Act (DWPA) prescribes regulations that limit the levels of certain contaminants in the water provided by public water systems. The City of White Rock’s water supply is tested for many different microbiological indicators, organics and trace metal parameters. The City’s Water Works Department tests for the following parameters according to the Health Canada’s Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality Summary Table (PDF):

  • In-house
    • Conductivity
    • Free chlorine
    • NTU (turbidity)
    • pH
    • Temperature
    • Total chlorine

All the other parameters are tested by an external contractor as set by the Drinking Water Protection Act:

  • Metals
    • Arsenic
    • Copper
    • Iron
    • Lead
    • Manganese
  • Microbiological
    • Escherichia Coli (e. coli)
    • Total Coliforms
  • Organics
    • Haloacetic Acids (HAAs)
    • Trihalomethanes (THMs)
  1. 2023 Results
  1. 2022 Results
  1. 2021 Results
  1. 2020 Results
  1. 2019 Results
  1. 2018 Results
  1. 2017 Results
  1. 2016 Results