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...
District of Central Saanich
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.
48% of BC residents rated water quality in the past as excellent, versus only 5% today.
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.
British Columbians use an average of 353 litres of water per day - well over the national average of 274 litres per day.
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.