Consultation on guidance on the use of quantitative microbial risk assessment in drinking water

Current Status: Closed

This consultation ran from March 9, 2018 to May 11, 2018.

Find out how to participate in the consultation process for the drinking water guidance document on the use of quantitative microbial risk assessment.

About the consultation

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 developed this document with the intent to provide regulatory authorities and decision-makers with information on the Health Canada quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) model.

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.

The intent of this document is to provide provincial and territorial regulatory authorities, decision-makers, water system owners, and consultants with guidance on the use of QMRA to assist in understanding microbiological risks in Canadian water systems.

Comments are also welcome from members of the general public.


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

When and Where:

The online consultation will be available from March 9 to May 11, 2018.

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:

  • email
  • mail

All comments must be received by May 11, 2018.

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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