Monitoring for Pesticides in Drinking Water

Over 100 wells are monitored annually, including those that provide drinking water to private homes, schools, municipalities, and seniors’ housing facilities. Sampling of the wells is conducted each January/February by departmental staff. The collected samples are sent to a laboratory for analysis. The purpose of the program is to monitor the environment for the presence of pesticide residues. To create a long-term record, the same sites are sampled each year. 

Individual site locations are not listed to respect the privacy of the individuals involved, as this is a voluntary program for all participants. The locations of public buildings (e.g., schools and seniors’ housing) are identified.

What resources are available?

The following resources are available for download:

How do I access the data?

You can access monitoring for pesticides in drinking water data from the province's open data portal

Who can I contact for more information?

Glen Robertson (Water and Air Monitoring Specialist)
Jones Building, 4th Floor
11 Kent Street
Charlottetown, PEI
Telephone: (902) 314-0046
Fax: (902) 368-5526

Published date: 
December 20, 2019