Table 7
Reasons why households with a municipal water supply treated their tap water before using it, by province

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Reasons why households with a municipal water supply treated their tap water before using it, by province
  Treated water prior to consumption 1 Reasons for treating 2
To improve appearance, taste or odour To remove water treatment chemicals such as chlorine To soften the water To remove metals or minerals other than hard water To remove possible bacterial contamination Due to a boil water advisory Because treatment device was already installed or pre-existing Other reasons
  percent
Canada 51 55 48 15 30 36 10 4 11
Newfoundland and Labrador 64 50 41 F 20 23 22 F 12 E
Prince Edward Island 56 75 67 F F F F F F
Nova Scotia 52 59 48 F 15 E 23 E F F F
New Brunswick 46 54 51 F F 18 E 25 E F F
Quebec 36 56 49 18 25 31 17 E 11 E
Ontario 58 54 50 17 33 40 7 E 10
Manitoba 52 65 49 F 24 E 44 F F F
Saskatchewan 46 75 48 13 E 32 38 E F F
Alberta 55 55 48 14 34 29 E E 13 E
British Columbia 57 50 42 13 27 35 12 E 13 E
1.
As a percentage of households with a municipal water supply reporting that tap water was used.
2.
Relates only to households reporting that tap water was used.
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, Environment Accounts and Statistics Division, CANSIM table 153-0066.
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