Tap By Tap Energy and Water Saving Fixture Exchange on Vancouver Island



Tap by Tap Saanich Initiative

Free Energy and Water Saving Kits ($35 retail value) are now available for District of Saanich residents thanks to the Tap By Tap Saanich initiative – an innovative partnership between the District of Saanich, the Capital Regional District, FortisBC, City Green Solutions and financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of the Environment.   

“The Tap By Tap Saanich program is providing District of Saanich residents with the tools to reduce water and energy use, save on energy and water bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated through water heating” explains Mark Boysen, Sustainability Coordinator for the District of Saanich.

The Capital Regional District is also enthusiastic about supporting practical initiatives that engage residents in order to meet regional sustainability goals. “Reducing water use and saving energy is easy when you have the support to make the change. We are excited to lend our support to a pilot program that conserves natural resources and protects our environment” says Larisa Hutcheson, General Manager of Environmental Sustainability at Capital Regional District.


Reduce Environmental Footprint & Save Money

By taking the simple step of using more efficient water fixtures in their homes, Saanich residents can reduce their environmental footprint and start saving money on their energy bill.

“Energy conservation and environmental responsibility are fundamental values for FortisBC, and we are committed to helping our customers be as energy efficient as possible,” said Doug Stout, vice president, energy solutions and external relations, FortisBC.

“Water heating accounts for almost one third of the energy used in a typical home in B.C., and by simply installing the products in each Energy and Water Saving Kit, homeowners can save over 40,000 litres of water, reducing their energy bills by up to $92 per year.”


To Learn More

Tap by Tap is an initiative of City Green Solutions. Each kit includes a high-efficiency showerhead, swivel head kitchen faucet aerator, bathroom faucet aerator, thread seal tape, shower timer, installation instructions and a Household Guide to Water Efficiency booklet. For information, visit www.TapByTap.ca 


Media Contacts:

Mark Boysen
Sustainability Coordinator
District of Saanich
250.475.5494 ext 3466
Andy Orr
Senior Manager, CRD Corporate Communications
Marcus Wong
Corporate Communications Manager
Peter Sundberg
Executive Director
City Green Solutions
250.381.9995 ext 102


Posted March 2011