Metro Vancouver Safe TAP MAP

This is simply brilliant! Using this ‘app’ you can track all the safe locations in Metro Vancouver to drink tap water and stop purchasing harmful and wasteful plastic water bottles!

Great thinking Metro Vancouver!

Description

Quickly locate the closest public drinking fountains in Metro Vancouver.

Metro Vancouver’s Tap Map contains the locations of over 550 public drinking fountains in member municipalities spanning from West Vancouver to Langley.

Download this free app to help you access Metro Vancouver’s mountain fresh and pure tap water when you’re on the go anywhere in the region.

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Tap Water Campaign
We have high quality drinking water

Metro Vancouver supplies tap water for our region.  The source is rainwater, which is stored in the Capilano, Seymour and Coquitlam reservoirs.  Five hundred eighty-five square kilometres of mountainous watersheds are closed to public access to protect these large supply lakes.
New Treatment Plant

While it has been operational since January, on Friday, May 7, 2010 Metro Vancouver took advantage of the warm, sunny weather to celebrate the official opening of the Seymour-Capilano Filtration Plant. Attendees included Metro Vancouver Board Directors, staff, contractors, environmental groups, involved residents and local media. Following speeches and a special thank-you to the Canada-British Columbia Infrastructure Program, participants celebrated with a glass of pure, mountain fresh water. For highlights of the official opening and to learn more about this amazing new filtration plant, check out this video. And please remember: the next time you want water, turn on the tap.
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Seymour Capilano Filtration Plant Official Opening
For more information and history on the Seymour-Capilano Filtration Plant and the associated projects at Capilano, click here.
Why Metro Vancouver has a Tap Water Campaign
  • Metro Vancouver is committed to reducing bottled water use by 20% by 2010 to reduce the environmental impact of single-use plastic bottles.
  • Millions of single-use plastic water bottles (one litre or smaller) ended up in our region’s landfills in 2007.
  • We want to provide a tangible way for residents to support sustainability – using refillable water containers instead of single-use plastic water bottles.

Metro Vancouver partnered with Pacific Cinematheque’s Summer Visions Film Institute for Youth to produce a series of public service announcements about drinking tap water.

Watch their fun and innovative PSAs.

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