Woman refilling bottle from a public drinking water faucet in Vancouver.

Clean Water

Our goal: Vancouver will have the best drinking water of any city in the world

Population growth and climate change will impact our access to water in the future. We are working to help residents and businesses use less water. 

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Our target: Meet or beat the strongest of British Columbian, Canadian, and appropriate international drinking water quality standards and guidelines

Our target: Reduce per capita water consumption by 33% from 2006 levels

Progress we've made so far

Water Consumption Chart
Hover on data points for more information on that year's performance.
To learn more about this metric, see the 'How We Measure Success' section below.

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Initiatives that are helping us reach our goal and targets

Metered rates

Find more information about metered rates for water, sewer, and energy.

Separating sewage from rainwater

We are installing separated sewer lines to replace the combined sewer system. Find out why we are separating them.

Water meters

Understand how water meters work and how they help us conserve our drinking water supply.