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Cold winter makes for high aluminum levels in Ottawa's water (Ottawa Citzen)
The very cold water coming into Ottawa's treatment plants in winter forces the city to use more aluminum than usual to clean it, leaving nearly three times as much of the metal in city water as national standards ordinarily allow.
That's not a problem, says the city's general manager of environmental services, because Health Canada guidelines say it's OK to average out aluminum measurements over a year. Treating warmer water in summer requires a lot less of the stuff. "The aluminum levels in Ottawa comply with provincial and federal guidelines for drinking water," said Dixon Weir, in a written statement relayed through the city's communications department. Those standards are too lax, according to a senior official in an Ottawa environmental testing company, allowing aluminum concentrations that are too high at some times of the year as long as they're balanced out by low levels at other times. Claigan Environmental in Kanata couldn't at first figure out why aluminum levels were so high in water it had used to try out consumer products, said Bruce Calder, Claigan's vice-president of operations. The company reports to manufacturers on how well their products comply with safety regulations. "We use tap water to see …
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