Drinking precious, quality water

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How to use and preserve drinking water ?

In the Islands, drinking water resources are limited. The population is supplied with water from the groundwater table which is in balance with the salt water. It is imperative to maintain the fresh water in equilibrium with the salt water at a certain level to prevent it from reaching the critical level and being contaminated by salt water infiltration.

Five municipal drinking water distribution systems are present on Cap aux Meules, Havre Aubert, Havre aux Maison, Grande Entrée and Entrée Island. These systems exploit groundwater through 38 pumping wells. 11,354 permanent residents are served with drinking water by the Municipality of the Îles de la Madeleine.

Its quality is exceptional. The proof is that the Municipality of the Magdalen Islands won first prize in the Best Municipal Drinking Water Contest in Quebec.

Let's drink it in moderation! For additional tips on water consumption and to learn more about its use, consult this page of the Municipality of the Îles de la Madeleine.

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