Table 6
Treatment of drinking water by households that had a municipal water supply, by province

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Treatment of drinking water by households that had a municipal water supply, by province
  Municipal water supply 1 Households that had a municipal water supply
Primary type of drinking water, tap water 2 Treated water prior to consumption 3 Used a filter or purifier 3 Used a filter or purifier on the main supply pipe 3 Used an on-tap filter or purifier 3 Used a jug filter 3 Boiled water in order to make it safe to drink in the last twelve months 3
  percent
Canada 87 66 51 50 5 17 35 11
Newfoundland and Labrador 88 60 64 67 F 21 50 15 E
Prince Edward Island 61 70 56 62 F F 46 F
Nova Scotia 60 69 52 58 F 13 E 46 F
New Brunswick 48 60 46 50 F 19 E 33 13 E
Quebec 87 61 36 34 E 7 27 9
Ontario 89 66 58 57 7 20 39 11
Manitoba 84 62 52 53 F 17 E 43 E
Saskatchewan 94 69 46 49 E 21 30 E
Alberta 91 69 55 54 5 25 34 11 E
British Columbia 90 73 57 49 5 19 33 19
1.
As a percentage of all households.
2.
As a percentage of all households that had a municipal water supply.
3.
Information relates only to households that reported primarily consuming tap water, or tap water and bottled water.
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, Environment Accounts and Statistics Division, CANSIM tables 153-0062, 153-0063 and 153-0066.
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