A new report released by the C.D. Howe Institute says Canada’s approach to drinking water management is fragmented, leaving smaller communities are more vulnerable to water-quality failures. It says smaller communities should consolidate their water systems into regional authorities in order to attract better-trained staff to produce safe drinking water. The report also points to inconsistencies, inefficiencies and duplications in Canada’s water management network, such as duplicate lists of boil water advisories, which could be better administered by a higher degree of professional management.
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