February 24, 2015

For greater control of private waterworks systems in Québec


In an investigation report released on February 24, 2015, the Québec Ombudsman exhorts the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques to exercise greater control of private waterworks systems and better management when non-compliance persists. In Québec, approximately 60,000 people are served by private waterworks systems. As Ombudsperson Raymonde Saint-Germain sees it, “the Department must ensure that the Environment Quality Act is respected and that the citizens served by private waterworks systems have access to water that is fit to drink at reasonable cost.”

Press release
Investigation report summary (PDF, 144 KB)