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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, We Love Water - tips to conserve water at home, and lawn care and maintenance tips.​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end"></span><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>




Watersheds and Reservoirs, Watersheds and ReservoirsWatersheds and Reservoirs<div class="ExternalClassE8FE173BB7F342DCA9A4AF0160BC458A">Our drinking water comes from rainfall and snowmelt in three mountain watersheds. The supply is pristine, natural, and protected.​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end"></span><br></div>
Taking Care of the Water Supply Areas, Taking Care of the Water Supply AreasTaking Care of the Water Supply Areas<div class="ExternalClassD89344A739684FAA8F8B92A554EE0BDF">The water supply areas of the upper watersheds are closed to public access and managed as natural assets of the highest importance to our region.​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end"></span><br></div>
Reservoir Levels and Water Use, Reservoir Levels and Water UseReservoir Levels and Water Use<div class="ExternalClassDF74B5DCAC4C4BDE936AAF937CB48637">Metro Vancouver monitors reservoir levels and posts them here from May to October, when rainfall is lower and demand for water use is highest.​​<br></div>
Planning for Future Water Supply, Planning for Future Water SupplyPlanning for Future Water Supply<div class="ExternalClassC609B9DA1ED343C394C53505A3CE9325">Metro Vancouver is planning projects that will ensure a reliable supply of drinking water well into the future for a growing population and changing climate.​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end"></span><br></div>
Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, Lower Seymour Conservation ReserveLower Seymour Conservation Reserve<div class="ExternalClass60E8ED4A5158408385B52464495D0D62">The LSCR is held by the water utility as a water reserve for future water supply infrastructure and managed to maintain its recreation, education, and environmental values.​​<br></div>
Watershed Tours, Watershed ToursWatershed Tours<div class="ExternalClass875E494AB59F467291831E4A5CD3ECBA"><p>Learn about the region's water supply in a fun and active way.<br></p></div>
Joint Water Use Plan, Joint Water Use PlanJoint Water Use Plan<div class="ExternalClass64F4C9628593446CB0A29649B9F19A05">A plan to manage the water resources for drinking water, fish habitat, and potential hydropower generation in the Capilano and Seymour watersheds.​​<br></div>

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