In Vancouver we are surrounded by natural waterways and often experience mild, wet winters. It is easy to forget that treated drinking water is a precious resource that can become limited during dry, hot summers.
By using our water wisely we not only gain environmental benefits, we see savings as tax payers and at home:
- We reduce the cost of treating and disposing of waste water — sewer treatment is half the cost of water
- Our infrastructure, such as pipes and treatment plants, will last longer
- We save money on our energy bills at home and work by heating less water
Learn about our goal to have the best drinking water in the world
Our drinking water comes from three reservoirs: Capilano, Seymour, and Coquitlam.