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Take a break from PokemonGo to play the Water Wise Challenge as hot weather returns

July 21 2016

From a drop in a cloud to a drip from your tap – the water that comes out of the hose in your yard doesn’t just fall from the sky! 

The journey of our treated drinking water, and what can be done in your yard or garden to help be water wise every day, is explored and illustrated in our  newly released online game that isn’t just for kids: the Water Wise Challenge.

Designed by Vancouver digital agency Hangar18, the game takes you through a to-do list of nine outdoor yard and garden activities, guiding you through every-day choices and highlighting small actions to make your outdoor routine more water wise. 

The game starts with video of a water droplet's journey – falling from the sky, travelling through our system for treating drinking water, and ending up in a yard.

Once complete, share your favourite water wise tip on social media.

Being water wise every day in every way ensures that we only use our tap water for what's needed the most: drinking, cooking, and cleaning.

We also have a goal to reduce per capita water use by 33% over 2007 levels by 2020 as part of the Greenest City Action Plan. 

So let us know, do you know how long you should leave your grass when you cut it? Or how much lemonade to drink at the end of the day?

Play the game