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Annual drinking water sampling and analysis campaign by Ville de Montréal

The City of Pointe-Claire invites residents to participate in the annual drinking water sampling and analysis campaign, conducted by the Service de l’eau de la Ville de Montréal, in order to measure the presence or absence of lead, in response to 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 following 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 12 at 514-630-1208 or ingenierie@pointe-claire.ca. An appointment will be assigned to you between July 31 and August 9, 2023.

At the date and time of the appointment, a member of the Ville de Montréal’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 water sample;
  • Stagnation period (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 are analyzed each year. If all the spots are filled for 2023, your name will be put on the list for 2024.

The sampling results will be communicated to the participating residents in fall 2023.

Sampling has been done for several years to analyze whether or not lead is present in the water. The results to date show an absence or presence of lead below the standards of the Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, de la Faune et des Parcs (MELCCFP), for all the addresses sampled in Pointe-Claire’s territory.

For information on lead in drinking water, we invite you to visit the MELCC website: http://www.environnement.gouv.qc.ca/Eau/potable/plomb/index.htm

Thank you for your cooperation.

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