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

November is Adoption Awareness Month

POSTED: November 15, 2018

At the November 13, 2018 Regular Council meeting, Council made a motion to join the Province in proclaiming November as Adoption Awareness Month.

Water Quality Advisory

POSTED: November 14, 2018

There have been reports from residents (Nov 14 2018) experiencing brown or discoloured water in the community.  If your household is experiencing this issue, please allow your cold water tap to run until the water clears.  Additionally, please see the attached Water Quality Advisory notice (still in effect) with information and recommendations.  

Call for Nominations:  Board of Variance

POSTED: November 13, 2018

The District of Stewart is looking for interested people to sit on its Board of Variance.  This board is appointed by Council for a term of 3 years.  The board meets only when needed and fulfils the duties as per Bylaw #881, 2014 and according to the Local Government Act, Sec. 899.  Please see the attached notice for more information.

2018 Christmas Card Competition-DEADLINE EXTENDED

POSTED: October 23, 2018

For those that were hoping to submit an entry, GOOD NEWS - the deadline has been extended until Monday, November 19 at 4:30pm. So, all of you local artists and photographers still have time to participate by submitting your original artwork or photograph to the District office.
For more details, please read the Christmas Card Competition link.

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