Regina water safe despite asbestos cement pipes

The city of Regina says its drinking water is safe, even though the pipes which carry the water contain asbestos.

The pipes use a material called asbestos cement.

The city noted that the water is not tested for asbestos levels on a regular basis because asbestos is not considered a health concern if it is present in drinking water.

The city also said it will spend $2 million on relining pipes, as a measure to ensure asbestos does not get into the water supply.

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