Laval's water awarded for quality

Operator Élise Choquette-Riel (pictured in 2018) at Chomedey drinking water station, one of three Laval plants to pick up highest certification

Laval has picked up more recognition for the quality of its drinking water network.

The 43rd Symposium on Water Management organized by Réseau Environnement awarded Laval its highest award, 5 stars, for drinking water produced at the Chomedey, Pont-Viau and Sainte-Rose municipal treatment plants. Sainte-Rose Station receives this distinction for the eighth consecutive year, while Pont-Viau and Chomedey stations are recognized for the sixth and second consecutive year, respectively.

The 5-star certification from the Program of Excellence in Drinking Water Treatment (PEXEP-T) is awarded to Quebec municipalities whose stations exceed quality standards and is awarded according to three criteria: The superior quality of the water produced in relation to the Ministry of Environment regulations; production consistency; and sustained efforts for continuous improvement of processes and operations. This year, 29 Quebec treatment plants received a certificate ranging from 1 to 5 stars for the quality of the water produced.

Montreal’s Lachine water treatment station was recognized for the best water in Quebec in 2020, a distinction awarded to a plant that produces water quality two-to-three times superior to that determined by law.

For a list of municipalities and recognized plants visit

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