Consultation: Guidelines for Canadian recreational water quality: Microbiological pathogens and biological hazards

Current status: Closed

This consultation ran from September 3, 2022, to November 2, 2022.

This guideline technical document evaluated the available information on microbiological pathogens and biological hazards in recreational waters. The goal of the document is to provide regulatory authorities and decision-makers with information on these topics. The purpose of this consultation is to seek comments on the proposed guidelines.

Join in: how to participate

Send us an email

Send an email to with your ideas or comments to make yourself heard.

Who is the focus of this consultation

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Key questions for discussion

We are looking for ideas and comments on the topic of:

We will use the input from this process to prepare and update the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality.

Contact us

Water and Air Quality Bureau
Health Canada
269 Laurier Ave West
Address Locator 4903B
Ottawa ON K1A 0K9

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