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Tap Water Wins in Thunder Bay

Because Every Drop is Superior!

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Many thanks to our community sports teams including the Thunder Bay Border Cats and Thunder Bay Chill for helping us promote our Superior tap water!

Thunder Bay Border CatsIn Thunder Bay, we are serious about drinking water quality. Every year ThunderBay residents receive excellent quality drinking water. Samples are taken and evaluated according to Ministry of the Environment regulations. Water quality is monitored at the treatment plant every minute of every day by operators and on-line instrumentation. In addition, an independent certified laboratory tested approximately 2,000 samples for potential contaminants. The total number of water samples taken in 2015 was more than 29,000.

Our testing program is fully compliant and often exceeds Ontario’s Drinking Water Regulations. According to the Thunder Bay 2015 Water Quality Report;

  • No mercury is detected in the finished water produced at Bare Point
  • Our water contains a five times lower sodium level than the drinking water health standard
  • Thunder Bay water is tested for 38 pesticides and 18 industrial chemicals - none have been detected
  • Drinking tap water means no waste and it's affordable ($1.50 buys you 1000 litres!)


How Affordable is Thunder Bay's tap water?

To learn more about Thunder Bay's water and the Bare Point Water Treatment Plant click here

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562 Red River Road,
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7B 1H3


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Phone: 807-624-2140
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