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 and the Province of BC have proclaimed Drinking Water Week from May 20 – 26, 2013. 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...
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.
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.
Domestic water consumption can increase up to 50% in the summer months when people are watering their lawns and gardens.
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.
British Columbians use an average of 353 litres of water per day - well over the national average of 274 litres per day.
65% of all indoor water use occurs in the bathroom. The next highest area of use is laundry, which accounts for 20%, followed by kitchen and drinking (10%) and cleaning (5%).