Guidelines for Canadian drinking water quality : guideline technical document - pH of drinking water / prepared by the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Committee on Drinking Water of the Federal-Provincial-Territorial...: H144-28/2016E-PDF

"pH is a measure of the acidity/basicity of water. The control of pH is important during drinking water treatment, to maximize treatment effectiveness and efficiency, and in the distribution system, to control corrosion and reduce leaching from distribution system and plumbing components. This guideline technical document reviews and assesses the relationships between pH and other water quality characteristics, water treatment processes and distribution system considerations. It also outlines health risks associated with exposure to extreme pH levels. Although the document includes information on pH throughout treatment and distribution, the operational guideline for pH is intended to apply to finished water in the distribution system. Health Canada recently completed its review of the considerations associated with the pH of drinking water. Based on this review, the operational guideline for the pH of finished drinking water is an acceptable range of 7.0 to 10.5"--Executive summary, p. 1.

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Publication information
Department/Agency Canada. Health Canada.
Canada. Water and Air Quality Bureau.
Federal-Provincial-Territorial Committee on Drinking Water (Canada)
Title Guidelines for Canadian drinking water quality : guideline technical document - pH of drinking water / prepared by the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Committee on Drinking Water of the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Committee on Health and the Environment
Variant title Guideline technical document - pH of drinking water
Publication type Monograph
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Issued also in French under title: Recommandations pour la qualité de l’eau potable au Canada : document technique - le pH de l’eau potable.
“August, 2015.”
Includes bibliographical references (p. 30-39).
Publishing information Ottawa : Health Canada, c2016.
Description iv, 40 p. : charts
ISBN 978-0-660-04436-1
Catalogue number
  • H144-28/2016E-PDF
Departmental catalogue number 150224
Subject terms Drinking water
Water quality
Chemistry
Standards
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