Consultation on perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in drinking water

From Health Canada

Current status: Closed

The Federal-Provincial-Territorial Committee on Drinking Water (CDW) is responsible for establishing and maintaining the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality.


The CDW has assessed the available information on perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and intends to update its drinking water guideline.

It has requested that this document be made available to the public and open for comments.


This consultation is intended for scientific or technical audiences who focus on drinking water, including:

  • regulatory agencies
  • academic communities
  • health protection agencies
  • public drinking water utilities, such as drinking water treatment plants

Comments are also welcome from members of the general public.


The purpose of this consultation is to ask for comments on the proposed guideline and technical document.

When and where

The online consultation will be available from June 30 to September 2, 2016.

How to participate

Read the consultation document and submit your comments to the CDW Secretariat. Include the title of the consultation document on which you’re commenting.

Comments can be sent by:

All comments must be received by September 2, 2016.

Related information

Contact us

Federal-Provincial-Territorial Committee on Drinking Water Secretariat
Water and Air Quality Bureau, Health Canada
3rd Floor, 269 Laurier Avenue West
Address Locator 4903D
Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9

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