Canadians Rank Among World’s Top Water Hogs
Global cities that conserve the most water use incentives, new technologies and metering
“While public education and water restrictions help to conserve water, dramatic reductions can be achieved through water pricing and government incentives to upgrade wasteful appliances,” wrote Randy Shore in a feature article published by the Vancouver Sun newspaper on August 8, 2015.
Turning Off the Taps
When metering is universal, and combined with user pays water pricing, the article reports that the water savings are significant.
“That has had a huge impact,” said Bill Sims, the City’s Manager of Water Resources. “As (capital) costs have gone up, we’ve turned the water rates up and people have responded by turning their hoses off.”
Nanaimo residents use about 17-per-cent less water than Metro Vancouver residents. Bill Sims expects that gap to widen in 2015.
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