Water Conservation Initiatives
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
Test Results, Documentations and Facts
Visit our Reports page on this site to view the Stewart Community Water System Annual 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