Table 8
Treatment of drinking water by households that had a non-municipal water supply, by province

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Treatment of drinking water by households that had a non-municipal water supply, by province
  Non-municipal water supply 1 Households that had a non-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 11 64 49 46 29 14 15 5
Newfoundland and Labrador 11 E 71 F F F F F F
Prince Edward Island 39 85 37 34 25 E F F F
Nova Scotia 39 71 51 48 32 F 19 E F
New Brunswick 51 71 52 48 25 17 E 19 E F
Quebec 11 62 41 37 27 F F F
Ontario 9 61 55 51 35 16 16 F
Manitoba 14 51 54 51 F F F F
Saskatchewan E 49 E F F F F F F
Alberta E 55 47 F F F F F
British Columbia 9 72 52 53 33 F F F
1.
As a percentage of all households.
2.
As a percentage of all households that had a non-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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