Water Conservation

Current Stage:

Stage 1 - Two days per week lawn watering

Water Conservation Stage 1

 

Why is Water Conservation Important?

If our demand exceeds the capacity of the Powerhouse Springs wells, water is drawn from the emergency surface water sources of Mashiter Creek and the Stawamus River. Continued reliance on surface water sources would require costly water treatment upgrades. Prior to the Powerhouse Springs coming online close to 10 years ago, boil water advisories were common in Squamish. To find out more about what would happen if we have to draw from our emergency surface water sources, visit our page on What happens after Stage 3.

Water Conservation Tips

There are many ways that we can reduce our water consumption. With every little individual effort, together we can make a big difference!

The District of Squamish created the Outdoor Water Use Bylaw in 2013 to help reduce water consumption during periods of high demand but there are many ways you can help out all year round. The Water Conservation Plan aims to reduce water consumption by 15% by 2031 through a range of measures including outdoor water use restrictions, building bylaws, water metering, conservation oriented water rates and more. Find more out at the following link: 

OUTDOORS:

Lawn & Garden

Outdoor Washing

Pools and Keeping Cool

INDOORS:

General

Bathroom

Kitchen

Please do your part! Every effort makes a difference.

Curious how big your water footprint is? Find out how you compare and where you can find big savings in your water consumption. You can also check out our Water Conservation frequently asked questions here