The City of Langley is a distributor of water that is supplied and treated by Metro Vancouver from its Coquitlam Lake source. In 2014, the Municipality supplied water to over 26,000 residents.
In accordance with the requirements of the BC Drinking Water Protection Regulation, the City sends weekly drinking water samples from 14 locations to Metro Vancouver’s testing laboratory in Burnaby for analysis. The City takes 56 samples per month, more than double the 26 samples stipulated in the regulation. Test results are communicated to the City and the Fraser Health Authority every week and documented in this annual report.
In 2014, the City met all regulatory requirements for drinking water quality set in the BC.
Drinking Water Protection Regulation:
- No samples tested positive for E. coli
- No samples tested positive for detectable levels total coliform per 100mL.
The following Health Canada water quality objectives were met:
- No samples had HPC count’s at or above the recommended Health Canada limit of 500 CFU/mL.
- Turbidity was low in 2013, with average turbidity values below 1 NTU at all sample stations and no stations having turbidity greater than 5 NTU, within Health Canada guidelines.