The BC Water & Waste Association presents Drinking Water Week from May 13th to May 19th across BC. It’s a province-wide initiative to raise awareness about how we get our drinking water in BC.
From the organizers: “We want British Columbians to learn more about their water and what they can do to protect it, and to celebrate the people and processes that bring clean water to our taps.”
Throughout the week there will be plant and watershed tours, community events, open houses, and more. Here are just a few of the events:
City of Vancouver Drinking Water Week Proclamation
When: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Where: City of Vancouver Council Chambers, 453 West 12th, Vancouver
What: The City of Vancouver will have an official proclamation of Drinking Water Week. The public is invited to attend and learn more about Drinking Water Week and how they can get involved.
City of Chilliwack Water Presentation
When: Wednesday, May 16 2012 from 10:30am to 11:30am
Where: City Hall, 8550 Young Road, Chilliwack
What: The City of Chilliwack is celebrating Drinking Water Week with a free educational presentation. Learn about the city’s high-quality drinking water, the water cycle, where it comes from and how to protect and conserve it.
City of Kamloops Water Taste Tests
When: Wednesday, May 16 2012 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Where: Tournament Capital Centre
What: The City of Kamloops will hold water taste tests along with giveaways to help residents save water in and around their homes.
All residents of BC and the Yukon can take the Community Water Challenge and pledge actions online. When you complete the steps, you will be entered to win a getaway with Helijet and the Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver.