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Annual drinking water sampling and analysis campaign by the City of Montréal

The City of Pointe-Claire invites residents to participate in the annual drinking water sampling and analysis campaign, conducted by the City of Montréal. For several years now, water has been sampled for lead in order to meet the requirements of the Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, de la Faune et des Parcs (MELCCFP).

To participate in the sampling campaign, your property must meet at least one of the eligibility criteria:

  • Lead water service line suspected or confirmed;
  • Property built before 1970 (for which the water service line has not been rebuilt);
  • Residential property with fewer than eight housing units;
  • Establishment offering services to children 6 years of age and younger.

If you wish to participate in this simple, quick and free sampling procedure, you must contact the City of Pointe-Claire Engineering Department before Wednesday, July 3 at 514-630-1208 or ingenierie@pointe-claire.ca. An appointment will be assigned to you between July 29 and August 7, 2024.

At the date and time of the appointment, a member of the City of Montreal`s personnel will visit your address and collect a small quantity of water, which will then be analyzed. The appointment should last about 45 minutes:

  • 10 minutes in the home to take the sample;
  • Stagnation period of 30 minutes. The technician will wait in his or her vehicle;
  • 5 to 10 minutes in the home for sampling after stagnation.

Please note that 20 properties will be analyzed each year. If all the places are filled for 2024, your name will be put on the list for 2025.

The sampling results will be communicated to the participating residents in fall 2024.

For information on lead in drinking water, we invite you to visit the MELCCFP website: https://montreal.ca/en/topics/lead-your-water

We thank you for your collaboration.

Engineering Department

514-630-1208, ingenierie@pointe-claire.ca