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!
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.
Only 4 in 10 Canadians make the connection between water and electricity, understanding that it requires energy to treat and pump water.
Most British Columbians believe that fresh water is Canada's most important natural resource.
26% of British Columbians have no idea where the water that flows out of their tap comes from.
British Columbians use an average of 353 litres of water per day - well over the national average of 274 litres per day.
In 2011, BC Municipalities spent $1.1 billion providing safe and sustainable drinking water to people around the province.