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What you can do to be water wise

We may live in a rainforest, but our treated drinking water does not fall from the sky. It is important to be water wise every day by:

  • Minimizing your use of treated drinking water
    Water use doubles in the summer due to lawn and garden irrigation. Minimizing your outdoor water use is the single biggest thing you can do in the summer to save our treated drinking water for where it's needed most: drinking, cooking, and cleaning.

  • Taking action to keep our waterways healthy and clean
    Whatever goes down the storm drain directly affects aquatic life and water quality. Help protect our waterways by ensuring that toxic chemicals and street litter don’t go down the drain at home or in the storm sewer.

Waterwise challenge

Try this fun #waterwise game to learn about conserving water at home.

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