Metro Vancouver owns and operates over 20 in-system water storage reservoirs across the region. While the reservoirs at each of the three water sources (Capilano, Seymour and Coquitlam) store raw water collected from our watersheds, in-system reservoirs store treated drinking water that is ready to be used by homes and businesses. These reservoirs typically refill on a 24-hour cycle and ensure water is available, at the right pressure, throughout the day.

Metro Vancouver reservoirs are connected to your municipality’s distribution system, which delivers drinking water to your homes and businesses.


Metro Vancouver's water infrastructure is a remarkable state-of-the-art system. Learn how we ensure the more than 2.4 million people in our region have water when they want it.



Additional Metro Vancouver Reservoirs 2016 to 2022

The populations of Delta, Surrey, and Langley are expected to grow significantly in the coming years. As a result, Metro Vancouver is building four new drinking water reservoirs south of the Fraser River in order to meet the expected increase in demand for drinking water. Find information on construction here