What makes water – Quality?
As the regulator for water quality, Saskatchewan Environment (SE) determines Standards which are legally enforceable requirements for drinking water quality as per The Water Regulations, 2002. In general, Standards are mandatory health parameters for systems that supply water for human consumptive use. Sask. Environment also determines water quality Aesthetic Objectives which apply to certain characteristics of, or substances found in water for human consumptive or hygienic use.
Health Standards and Aesthetic Objectives can be applied to water for both hygienic use and human consumption.