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 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.