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
Our drinking water comes from three reservoirs: Capilano, Seymour, and Coquitlam.