Fast Facts about Water ConservationFast Facts about Water Conservation2016-07-28T07:00:00ZGP0|#2d395db4-59c2-4bcd-8cf3-118afd214b4e;L0|#02d395db4-59c2-4bcd-8cf3-118afd214b4e|Issue 23;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClassC4D4208BEFDD4213AEED09CF962AC469"><ul><li>On an average winter day Metro Vancouver delivers about one billion litres of <a href="/services/water/sources-supply/drinking-water/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"> water</a> to municipalities in our region. That’s enough to completely fill BC Place. </li><li>Our water use can double in summer, largely due to sprinkling and other outdoor use. </li><li>An hour of sprinkling uses as much water as 25 toilet flushes, five loads of laundry, and five dishwasher loads combined. </li><li>An average garden hose can deliver 2,700 litres of water per hour. That’s the equivalent of 450 toilet flushes! Take a look for small leaks or a loose coupling in your hose; they can quickly add up to a lot of wasted water.</li><li>A healthy lawn only needs one hour of sprinkling or rain per week. Here’s all you need to know about <a href="/services/water/water-conservation/waterwise-lawn-care/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"> waterwise lawn care</a> and <a href="/services/water/water-conservation/lawn-sprinkling/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"> water sprinkling</a> between May 15 and October 15.</li><li>Watering your lawn between 4 a.m. and 9 a.m. complies with the <a href="/services/water/water-conservation/lawn-sprinkling/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"> regional sprinkling regulations</a>, and reduces the amount of water lost to wind and evaporation. </li><li>How are you waterwise? Share your tips and learn new ones at <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.</li></ul></div>0