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Quebec: Province releases 2019-2025 Drinking Water Strategy

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On March 22, 2019, (World Water Day), the Quebec government posted its 2019-2025 Québec Drinking Water Strategy. The three objectives for the period 2019-2025 are: 

  • to reduce by 20% the amount of water distributed per person, compared to 2015;
  • to achieve a moderate level of leakage in the pipes; and
  • to ensure the sustainability of drinking water services by making the necessary investments to maintain infrastructure and gradually eliminating maintenance deficits, where they exist.

In addition, the Strategy contains a series of measures and objectives adapted to the characteristics of each municipality that has access to water and a drinking water distribution network. Special attention will be paid to support and equip small municipalities through regional training tours, webinars and increased support provided by the Strategy''s technical support team.

Access the Strategy (French language only) at: