Drinking Water Week
When you turn on your tap and clean, safe water comes out, do you ever stop to think about how it gets there and where it goes when you’re finished with it? BC Water & Waste Association have proclaimed Drinking Water Week from May 3 - 9, 2015. Celebrate this exciting week by learning more about your water and what you can do to protect it. We challenge you to get to know your H2O! Read more...
Province of British Columbia
BC Water & Waste Association (BCWWA) is a not-for-profit organization with a mandate to safeguard public health and the environment on matters related to water and wastewater.
BCWWA's 4,700 members are the people who ensure the quality and quantity of your water, from the source to your tap, and back to the source. For more information about BCWWA, please visit www.bcwwa.org.
Despite aging infrastructure and new regulatory requirements, 86% of British Columbians do not see a need for major investment in water and wastewater treatment facilities...
The average Canadian uses 274 litres of water per day; however, the average Canadian thinks they only use less than 200 litres of water per day.
In 2011, BC Municipalities spent $1.1 billion providing safe and sustainable drinking water to people around the province.
British Columbians use an average of 353 litres of water per day - well over the national average of 274 litres per day.
While 78% of British Columbians would fix an internet outage within a few hours or a day, only 50% would fix a leaky faucet within the same timeframe.