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...
District of Central Saanich
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.
Three-quarters of British Columbians believe that water is very important to Canada's economy, prosperity and quality of life.
Only three in ten (27%) British Columbians say they don't use their toilet as a convenient garbage bin. Hair, food and dead pests are the most common items being flushed.
Most British Columbians believe that fresh water is Canada's most important natural resource.
In 2011, BC Municipalities spent $1.1 billion providing safe and sustainable drinking water to people around the province.
48% of BC residents rated water quality in the past as excellent, versus only 5% today.