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Ever wonder…

If the City of Toronto conducts regular water quality analysis and meets Ontario Drinking Water Standards of quality and safety, why do we have to worry about lead in drinking water on the University of Toronto campus?

What is the University currently doing to test for lead in drinking water?

Why is the university only conducting lead tests? Should we be concerned about any other potential contaminants in University of Toronto drinking water?
Water on Campus

After a three year collaborative campaign led by the student group the Public Water Initiative (PWI), in 2011 UofT became bottled-water free. To complement the ban on bottled water and promote the consumption of publicly available tap water, new water fountains and bottle filling stations have been installed in several campus locations. Recently, the University has taken some steps to improve their testing for lead in drinking water.

Although these are steps in the right direction, more work needs to be done in order to improve access to safe, accessible, drinking water on campus.

On Thursday, March 21 at 5:30-7:00pm in the Medical Sciences building (Rm. 3163) the PWI will host an information session to:

·         share some of our findings about water on campus;
·         talk about water testing on campus;
·         hear your thoughts on access to water; and
·         talk about future action.

Join us as we celebrate World Water Day by talking about water on our campus. We look forward to seeing you there- feel free to drop by anytime!

Got a question? See these Frequently Asked Questions. The information session is the perfect opportunity to discuss these and other questions!