Table 153-0123 16
Treatment of main source of water by households, Canada, provinces and census metropolitan areas (CMA)
every 2 years (percent)


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Geography = Canada
Type of supply = Municipal and non-municipal water supply
by Treatment of drinking water; Geography= Canada; Type of supply= Municipal and non-municipal water supply
Treatment of main source of water by households, Canada, provinces and census metropolitan areas (CMA), every 2 years (percent)
Treatment of drinking water 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015
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Treated water prior to consumption 5 47 51 50 53 51
Used a filter or purifier 41 44 43 45 44
Used a filter or purifier on the main supply pipe 8 7 8 9 9
Used an on-tap filter or purifier 10 15 16 17 18
Used a jug filter 26 28 25 26 25
Boiled water in order to make it safe to drink in the last twelve months 11 11 11 14 12
Informed of a boil water advisory in the past 12 months .. .. 7 11 10
Treated water due to a boil water advisory 4 .. .. 100 99 100
Did not treat water prior to consumption 5 53 49 49 47 49

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Source: Statistics Canada, Environment, Energy and Transportation Statistics Division
As a percentage of households that used a filter or purifier on the main supply pipe.
As a percentage of households that used an on-tap filter or purifier.
As a percentage of households that had been informed of a boil water advisory in the past 12 months.
Values may not add up to 100% as a result of rounding and due to the exclusion of respondents that did not indicate whether they treated their water prior to consumption.
This CANSIM table replaces table 153-0066, which is archived. CANSIM table 153-0123 refers to households that treated their main source of water, regardless of the type of water consumed. CANSIM table 153-0066 refers to households that reported primarily consuming tap water, or tap water and bottled water.

Source:  Statistics Canada. Table  153-0123 -  Treatment of main source of water by households, Canada, provinces and census metropolitan areas (CMA), every 2 years (percent),  CANSIM (database). (accessed: )
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