TITLE

Safe water? Depends on where you live!

AUTHOR(S)
Hrudey, Steve E.
PUB. DATE
April 2008
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/8/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 8, p975
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The authors reflect on the public water supply in Canada. They argue that safe drinking water and resource treatment systems in Canada are responsibilities of the local government. They also reflect on the contaminated water tragedy in Walkerton, Ontario in the year 2000. The authors also believe that readers could develop the drinking-water systems of Canada by determining the competency of their local drinking-water utility.
ACCESSION #
31495259

 

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