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Metro Vancouver provides high-quality​ drinking water through its member jurisdictions for 2.8 million residents in the Lower Mainland. This includes acquiring and maintaining supply, as well as treating, testing, and delivering water to the members. ​​​​​​

Metro Vancouver uses a system of watersheds, dams, treatment facilities, reservoirs, pump stations, and water mains. Upgrades are constantly bei​ng made to the water system to maintain the quality and reliability of high-quality​ drinking water to the region.​​

Our 100-year strong system benefits from economies of scale and expertise from across the region which is helping Metro Vancouver maintain the quality of drinking water our residents expect today, and for the next 100 years.​ ​

Celebrating 100 years of delivering high-quality drinking water​

​Collaboration on protecting the water supply in the region started as early as 1886 with the founding of the Vancouver and Coquitlam Waterworks. The mission was clear: to find and deliver a good, reliable source of water for a growing population. Then, in 1924, the Greater Vancouver Water District (GVWD) was founded. This year marks the celebration of 100 years since the people of this region had the foresight to plan for the future, ensuring the delivery of high-quality drinking water to the region's residents.​

​​​Celebrating 100 years of delivering high-quality drinking water



About Water Services, About Water ServicesAbout Water Services<div class="ExternalClassD5C3530CF29D443C9D930522F8CE498D">Metro Vancouver’s role in providing and delivering drinking water, reports and resources, campaign material, and Regional Water Development Cost Charges. ​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end"></span><br></div>
Water Sources and Supply, Water Sources and SupplyWater Sources and Supply<div class="ExternalClass675BEF02E8ED406BBF18E45C4ABE57DA">Metro Vancouver watersheds and reservoirs, including reservoir levels and water use, planning for future water supply, and the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve.​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end"></span><br></div>
Water Quality, Treatment and Testing, Water Quality, Treatment and TestingWater Quality, Treatment and Testing<div class="ExternalClass1798BA0394B540CF9ED4E69023469768">Metro Vancouver’s Water treatment and facilities, water quality and testing, and the Water Wagon and Tap Water Team.​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end"></span><br></div>
Water Conservation, Water ConservationWater Conservation<div class="ExternalClass40D38B96EF29496E8B988075440BD625">Public outreach for conservation initiatives including lawn watering regulations, and lawn care and maintenance tips.​​<br></div>
Projects and Initiatives, Projects and InitiativesProjects and Initiatives<div class="ExternalClass40E4F88C2ECE49C384C5F1AD8ADE45C5">Construction projects, corrosion control program, dam safety enhancement projects and programs, and public engagement initiatives related to Water Services.​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end"></span><br></div>

Drinking Water Management Plan Update

Tell us what’s impo​​rtant to you about the future of our drinking water. Share your feedback by July 26!

Phase 1 Engagement​​​​​



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