There is no substitute.

From source to tap to drain and back our water systems sustain us. Investment in water systems protects our health, environment and quality of life.
Together, we can conserve, protect and support our water systems.
  • Fun Water Fact: 4 If drinking water and soda pop cost equally, your water bill would skyrocket more than 10,000%.
  • Fun Water Fact: 10 86% of BC residents use municipal sewer systems to remove used water from their homes
  • Fun Water Fact: 18 80,000 kilometres is the length of underground pipes in BC's municipal water, sewer and stormwater systems – enough pipe to circle the earth twice!
  • Fun Water Fact: 11 350 litres is the volume of water an individual uses every day – this is equivalent to 1,600 full bathtubs every year

There is no substitute

Many of us take for granted that when we turn on our taps, fresh water will appear. And that it will disappear when we flush our toilets, do our dishes, have a shower, or do our laundry.
Most of us don’t think about the systems that prevent flooding in our homes and businesses when it rains.

But our water doesn’t magically appear and disappear. We all depend on water systems to deliver clean water to our taps, and collect and treat wastewater from our homes and businesses so that it can be returned safely to the environment.

Investment in water systems protects our health, environment and quality of life

While water is provided by nature, there is a real cost for the pipes, pumps, equipment, and people who ensure it is safely delivered to our taps and returned to the environment. Aging infrastructure, population growth, strengthened regulations, seismic hazards, and climate change are driving the need to invest in upgrades and renewal of our water systems, at a time when money is tight and the public is indifferent. If we aren’t willing to pay for these essential systems, our health and prosperity will be at risk.

Together, we can conserve, protect and support our
water systems

Renewal of our water systems should be a top priority, to protect our health and environment. It is possible to meet our water system needs, for this generation and the generations that follow, by making sound choices today about priorities for existing tax dollars, and setting user rates so that they cover the full cost of operating, maintaining and replacing systems.

Take action

Take the pledge to conserve our water! Water is a finite resource and we can all make changes to better conserve our water in BC and the Yukon. Act now!
Take the Pledge
We can all take simple steps to help protect our water and environment in British Columbia and the Yukon. Your actions make a difference – take the pledge to protect our water.
Take the Pledge
Show your support for water systems in BC and the Yukon! Encourage your elected officials to support the renewal of water and sewer systems as a top priority for investment.
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