Drinking Water: Environmental Health
Environmental Health Officers play a role in the safety of drinking water by conducting inspections, permitting, and monitoring trucked drinking water and large public drinking water systems in Yukon.
Guidance and education is available to private well owners for bacteriological and chemical testing of drinking water, disinfecting drinking water wells and holding tanks, and water treatment options to ensure safe drinking water.
Environmental Health Services (EHS) operates an accredited water quality laboratory for bacteriological testing of drinking water*, specifically total coliforms and E.coli.
Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality Summary Table
The Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality are established by the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Committee on Drinking Water (CDW) and published by Health Canada. Health-based guidelines are established on the basis of comprehensive review of the known health effects associated with each contaminant, on exposure levels and on the availability of treatment and analytical technologies.
Yukon Water and Wastewater Operator Program
The Yukon Water and Wastewater Operator program (YWWOP) offers a range of courses designed to meet the needs of water and wastewater operators working within municipal, territorial, federal or First Nations’ government. The program also offers courses relevant to health professionals, supervisors and homeowners involved and/or interested in water quality. This program will be of interest to experienced operators as well as those brand new to the field.
The Environmental Operators Certification Program (EOCP)
EOCP is responsible for certifying water and wastewater Operators in British Columbia and the Yukon.
Yukon Water Strategy
The Yukon Water Strategy was released on June 11, 2014. The strategy is a big-picture plan with six priorities for maintaining the quality, quantity and health of Yukon water for both nature and people.
Environmental Health Services
Business hours: 8:30 to 4:30 Monday to Friday
Toll Free (Yukon, Nunavut and NWT); 1-800-661-0408 ext. 8391
Environmental Health Services (2 HospRd)
Health & Social Services, Government of Yukon
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
Location: #2 Hospital Road | Whitehorse, Yukon [map]