Water Conservation Initiatives

Water Conservation Initiatives

Welcome!

Conserving water is important for our community. Water is fundamental to life, yet is often taken for granted. By using water wisely today, we can reduce costs and environmental impacts while ensuring that future generations have the same access to clean water that we enjoy.

Why Conserve water?

The goal of Water conservation initiatives is to achieve more efficient water-use by residential, industrial, and commercial consumers in the District of Stewart.

By conserving water, you are:
minimizing the impact on the environment;
making our eco system more sustainable;
saving money by lowering pumping and other operational costs;
reducing or deferring costs of maintaining and expanding water delivery, treatment and disposal systems;

The objectives of the Initiatives are:
To demonstrate the need for and benefits of improved water use efficiency measures;
To reinforce the value of Stewart’s water resource;
To provide information related to the water distribution system in the District of Stewart and water quality;
To engage community in addressing water supply issues through creative discussions; and
To recommend next steps for advancing water use efficiency in the District of Stewart.

Water Conservation Tips

Here in Stewart, surrounded by waterways and with our mild, snowy winters, it’s easy to forget that water is a precious and limited resource.

Water use can typically be reduced with a few simple changes:

  • Watering lawns sparingly or not at all saves up to 17,000 litres per household over the summer months
  • Spring-loaded garden hose nozzles save 23 litres per minute
  • Full loads and shorter cycles in the laundry room save 95 litres per load
  • Low-flow toilets save six to 14 litres per flush
  • Toilet inserts save up to 100 litres per day
  • Aerator and flow restrictors on the kitchen tap save up to 20 litres per day
  • Fixed leaks in kitchen and bathroom taps save 47 litres per day
  • Do not run water during winter months

Documentations and facts

Visit our Reports page on this site to view various reports, water quality reports, daily consumption information, etc. To view water sample testing results, visit the Northern Health website.

For more information phone 250-636-2251

Information Bulletin:  Fire Prohibitions Across NW Fire Centre

POSTED: May 24, 2019

Please see the attached Information Bulletin from the Province regarding burning prohibitions in effect as of Friday, May 24th, 2019

News Release

POSTED: April 11, 2019

The District of Stewart has been successful in their grant application submitted to the 2019 Community Child Care Space Creation Program in the amount of $585,731. Click on the link for details   /docs/news_release.pdf

Information Bulletin:  Warmer Weather Prompts Outdoor Burning Precautions

POSTED: April 1, 2019

Please see the bulletin from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, and BC Wildfire Service.

Invitation to participate in the Patient Partner Steering Committee

POSTED: May 23, 2019

This committee will guide a study called "Optimizing Patient Experience in Medical Travel" - if you are interested in participating, please click on the invitation letter from Denise Jaworsky & Dave Sohi for details and contact info.

Emergency Preparedness Week

POSTED: May 9, 2019

Watch for your Household Emergency Plan booklet in your mail

CMSD82 News Release:  Jocelynn Drew, Bear Valley School Principal Appointment

POSTED: May 7, 2019

Please see the attached News Release from Coast Mountains Board of Education School District 82 announcing the appointment of Jocelynn Drew as the School Principal at Bear Valley School. 

Discover BC’s Stewart-Cassiar Region

POSTED: February 21, 2018

Take a look at this Auto Tour video produced in conjunction with Destination BC, Kermode Tourism, and the Regional District of Kitimat Stikine-displaying spectacular views of scenery near Hazelton, New Hazelton, the Nass Valley and Stewart, with Dr. Joseph Gosnell narrating:  www.stewartcassiarhighway.com 

Salmon Glacier Auto Tour Brochure

POSTED: February 21, 2018

Here is an excellent resource to accompany you on your travel to visit the spectacular Salmon Glacier - Auto Tour Brochure

BC Hydro Installation of Bird Guarding at Stewart Substation

POSTED: January 8, 2018

Please see the attached information regarding BC Hydro's recent installation of Bird Guarding at the Stewart Substation