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
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
Find more information about metered rates for water, sewer, and energy. The City has introduced seasonal metered water rates to meet our water conservation goals.
We are installing separated sewer lines to replace the combined sewer system. Find out why we are separating them.
Understand how water meters work and how they help us conserve our drinking water supply.