Table 2
Population served by drinking water plants and gross potable water production per capita by drainage region, 2007

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Population served by drinking water plants and gross potable water production per capita by drainage region, 2007
  Drainage region Population served Share of the total population served Gross potable water production per capita 1
  code persons percent litres/person/day
Canada 2 27,856,304 100.0 552
Pacific Coastal and Yukon 3 1,5 2,594,238 9.3 442
Fraser–Lower Mainland 4 2 1,119,612 4.0 731
Okanagan–Similkameen 3 238,504 0.9 1,263
Columbia 4 145,719 0.5 872
Peace–Athabasca and Lower Mackenzie 6,7 335,192 1.2 440
Missouri 9 4,004 0.0 605
North Saskatchewan 10 1,117,572 4.0 374
South Saskatchewan 11 1,842,519 6.6 488
Assiniboine–Red 12 1,189,301 4.3 369
Winnipeg, Lower Saskatchewan–Nelson, Churchill, Northern Ontario 13,14,15,17 294,489 1.1 465
Northern Quebec 18 53,701 0.2 787
Great Lakes 19 9,693,436 34.8 473
Ottawa 20 1,674,782 6.0 539
St. Lawrence 21 5,698,840 20.5 722
North Shore–Gaspé 22 509,744 1.8 540
Saint John–St. Croix 23 145,147 0.5 602
Maritime Coastal 24 793,139 2.8 715
Newfoundland–Labrador 25 406,364 1.5 935
1.
Per capita of the population served. Includes all uses (residential, industrial, commercial and institutional), as well as losses/leakage in the distribution system, the proportions of which vary across Canada.
2.
Excludes Arctic Coast–Islands (8) and Keewatin–Southern Baffin Island (16) due to low response to the survey.
3.
Population served is overestimated because some plants serve Fraser–Lower Mainland (2).
4.
Population served is underestimated because some of the population is served by plants located in Pacific Coastal (1).
Note(s):
Figures may not add up to totals due to rounding.
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, 2009, Survey of Drinking Water Plants, 2005 to 2007 , Catalogue no. 16-403-X, Tables 3, 4 and 6.
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