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Households and the Environment Survey: Drinking water, 2013

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Released: 2016-02-18

Data from the 2013 Households and the Environment Survey related to the main sources of water for households and the primary types of drinking water consumed are now available in CANSIM.

Data from the 2007, 2009 and 2011 cycles of the Households and the Environment Survey for census metropolitan areas are also now available in CANSIM.

  Note to readers

The Households and the Environment Survey (HES) measures the behaviours of Canadian households with respect to the environment. It is a biennial survey, conducted under the umbrella of the Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators program, a broader initiative of Statistics Canada, Environment Canada and Health Canada.

First conducted in 1991, HES was subsequently conducted in 1994, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013. Some of the environmental variables from the first cycle continue to be measured, but many new topics have been introduced over the years.

The HES surveyed roughly 32,000 households in 2013.

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