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OMWA issues statement on lead

Andrew Henry, president of the Ontario Municipal Water Association has issued a statement on lead in Ontario's drinking water. In his statement, President Henry noted:

The OMWA has reviewed Health Canada’s consultation document with regard to lead in drinking water. The Association agrees with the science and reasoning behind the proposed changes in the maximum allowable concentration of lead in drinking water from 0.010 mg/L (10 µg/L) to 0.005 mg/L (5 µg/L) but has some concerns with regard to the overall program application and potential liabilities for water utilities in Ontario.

The full text of his letter can be read on the OMWA's new publication site, (Water)3: omwa.org/water/omwa-issues-statement-on-lead/