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SCRD Water - Interesting Facts!

It may surprise you to learn that in North America only about 1% of domestic water is used for cooking and drinking. The rest of our beautifully treated water is used for bathing, flushing toilets, washing clothes, watering lawns and gardens and many other uses.

The goal of the SCRD's Water Conservation Program is to reduce the rate of drinking water consumption by promoting water efficient practices and technology. By doing this we can reduce the impacts on local streams and groundwater aquifers, and defer the need for expensive new water supply, storage and treatment infrastructure.

Reduce your consumption

Have you ever thought about how the food you eat ends up on the shelves of you local grocery store or super market? Where does it come from? How does it get there? Or more importantly, how much water does it take to produce the goods we purchase, not only edible goods, but clothing and other consumer items. Learn more about your Virtual Water footprint.