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 20 – 26, 2013. 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.
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.
Only 4 in 10 Canadians make the connection between water and electricity, understanding that it requires energy to treat and pump water.
Nearly two in ten Canadians admit to flushing harmful substances such as drugs and medication down the toilet.