As our population increases, using less water can defer the need to invest in costly infrastructure.
We must also prepare for changes to rainfall and snowpack due to climate change. In Metro Vancouver, warmer annual temperatures and longer dry spells, combined with reductions in snowpack and earlier spring melt, could put a strain on the existing water supply during times of the year when water is in greatest demand.
Our drinking water is a valuable resource, essential to our lives and our natural environment. We love water. We need it. And together, we can use it wisely to ensure we meet our needs and those of future generations.