WATER NEWS

watermatters has moved!

May 22nd, 2020

watermatters is now located at 3622 W. 4th Ave in Vancouver, BC.

Vancouver Approves Bottled Water Ban in Civic Facilities

Vancouver City Council voted today in favour of a recommendation to ban bottled water on city properties.  The City of Vancouver is joining the ranks of numerous other North American cities that are discontinuing the use of bottled water.

The City is taking a leadership role in promoting sustainability through the use of tap water and by adopting Metro Vancouver’s tap water declaration which aims at ‘decreasing and eventually eliminating bottled water’.

The initiative will start with providing tap water options for city staff and delegations. Longer term plans will incorporate improved access to municipal drinking water in new designs for civic facilites. This will include better public access to drinking water through the introduction of more drinking water fountains.