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Water is essential to our daily lives. It is required to grow our crops and sustain life, not to mention the host of everyday activities we have come to depend upon. With an ever increasing population our demands are already straining existing municipal filtration plants and delivery systems.

Even though water is considered a renewable resource, humans are consuming it faster than it can naturally be replenished. We, as consumers, need to focus on changing our water habits to ensure that future generations will have water to survive.

Each household has the ability to reduce their present water consumption by at least 10-40% without any major changes to lifestyle.

Did you know?

  • One dripping faucet can waste up to 10 000 litres of water in a year. Often these leaks can be fixed for under $10.
  • A leaking toilet wastes 100,000L/yr. enough to fill a swimming pool.
  • Other common causes of water waste at home are faulty plumbing, and over-use when watering the lawn and washing the car.

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Watch Le cycle de l'eau, a video produced by the City of Montreal Water Department.  You will discover the extent and complexity of Montreal's impressive underground.

Le cycle de l'eau


faucet waterDrinking Water Quality

 

Since 2013, the City of Montreal has been sampling water at approximately 10 addresses on our territory on a yearly basis to test for the presence of lead. To date, no property in Beaconsfield exceeds Ministère de l’Environnement et Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MELCC)  standards. This is a responsibility of the Agglomeration of Montreal. You can also consult the most recent report on water quality in Beaconsfield on the Ville de Montréal website. Click here

This annual water sampling campaign meets the requirements of the MELCC under the Regulation respecting the quality of drinking water in Quebec.

For more information, you can consult the following links:

Regarding lead which can come from your service entrance or from internal piping and fittings, we invite you to contact a plumber in order to carry out the required verifications.

Following the 2021 sampling campaign in Beaconsfield, one address registered as having an amount of lead exceeding the regulatory standard. Thus, and in accordance with Section 36.2 of the provincial Regulation respecting the quality of drinking water, the City of Beaconsfield must establish an action plan including a description of the measures it intends to take to remedy the situation as well as a detailed schedule of these measures. It can be consulted here.

If you wish to have your water sampled, you can contact an accredited laboratory for an analysis of lead in drinking water. However, you will have to bear the costs. The list of laboratories accredited by the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux is available in the MELCC information sheet.