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.
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.
48% of BC residents rated water quality in the past as excellent, versus only 5% today.
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...
Most British Columbians believe that fresh water is Canada's most important natural resource.
Nearly two in ten Canadians admit to flushing harmful substances such as drugs and medication down the toilet.