Did You Know?Did You Know?2015-05-26T07:00:00ZGP0|#43c3f653-7096-4b77-bc83-97cb5d7ab958;L0|#043c3f653-7096-4b77-bc83-97cb5d7ab958|Issue 9;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass8E7F0194EAE14628946BD9D373891B72"><ul><li><p>Every day, Metro Vancouver delivers over one billion litres of <a href="/services/water/sources-supply/drinking-water/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">water</a> to municipalities in our region. Water is collected from rainfall, snowmelt, creeks, and streams in the mountains of the Capilano, Seymour, and Coquitlam <a href="/services/water/sources-supply/watersheds-reservoirs/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">watersheds</a>. The water then flows through a <a href="/services/water/quality-treatment-testing/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">network</a> of reservoirs, treatment facilities, pumping stations, and water mains, and individual municipalities deliver the water to residents, businesses, and institutions.</p></li></ul><ul><li><p> <a href="/services/water/engagement/construction-projects/twin-tunnels" target="_blank">Twin tunnels</a> have been constructed beneath Grouse Mountain and Mount Fromme to allow water from the <a href="/services/water/sources-supply/watersheds-reservoirs/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"> Capilano Reservoir</a> to be treated at the <a href="/services/water/quality-treatment-testing/treatment-facilities/drinking-water-treatment-facilities/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Seymour-Capilano Filtration Plant</a>. Each tunnel is 3.8 metres in diameter and 7.1 kilometres long. Water from the Capilano reservoir is pumped through the raw water tunnel to the filtration plant for treatment, and is then returned through the treated water tunnel to a pumping station adjacent to the Capilano reservoir for distribution.  </p></li><li><p>The <a href="/services/water/quality-treatment-testing/treatment-facilities/drinking-water-treatment-facilities/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Seymour Capilano Filtration Plant</a> is a state-of-the-art treatment facility completed in 2009. With the commissioning of the <a href="/services/water/engagement/construction-projects/twin-tunnels" target="_blank">Twin Tunnels</a>, every day up to 1.8 billion litres of drinking water will be treated using a combination of filtration and disinfection with ultraviolet light.</p></li><li><p>Lawn sprinkling regulations come into effect in Metro Vancouver on June 1. Remember, a healthy lawn only needs to be watered one hour a month or less if it rains. Here’s all you need to know about <a href="/services/water/water-conservation/lawn-sprinkling/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">water sprinkling</a> between June 1 and September 30.</p></li></ul></div>