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 4 - 10, 2014. 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.
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.
Only 4 in 10 Canadians make the connection between water and electricity, understanding that it requires energy to treat and pump water.
In 2011, BC Municipalities spent $1.1 billion providing safe and sustainable drinking water to people around the province.
26% of British Columbians have no idea where the water that flows out of their tap comes from.
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.