August Public Hearing Schedule Change

Posted August 17, 2017

The Public Hearing scheduled for Tuesday, August 29 has been rescheduled to Monday, August 28 at 6:00 PM in the Council Chamber at City Hall. Find out more »

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Water Conservation

'Conserve to Preserve' Water Conservation Contest

Water use is high during the summer with 80% of this usage going toward outdoor activities such as lawn watering. This contest is to increase public awareness of water conservation measures as we want to ensure that high-quality treated water is preserved for drinking.

Conserve to Preserve Entry Post


Here in Burnaby, surrounded by waterways and with our mild, wet winters, it's easy to forget that water is a precious and limited resource. On average, Lower Mainland residents use more than 340 L per day for activities such as washing dishes and clothes, showering, flushing toilets, lawn watering and other outside activities.

Water use can typically be reduced with a few simple changes.

Shorter Showers Challenge

Burnaby’s Bonsor Recreation Complex champions both swimming and the environment so they launched a challenge to conserve energy and water with the goal to reduce showering times at the pool by 75%. View the video to learn more.

You're Not Just a Drop in the Bucket

Your actions help save water. Tap into the City's water conservation programs — you can use water efficiently and save money, too.

  • Water Conservation Tools
    A rain barrel significantly decreases your water consumption and provides your plants with nutrient rich water. Our Water Conservation Tool Kits can help you cut back on water waste in and outside your home.
  • Lawn Watering Restrictions
    These restrictions are in place to help conserve water in the summer months, when we use water faster than our reservoirs can refill.

Water Conservation is Important for:

  • Ensuring sufficient drinking water supplies through the year, for when low snow-pack levels and long, hot summers prevent our reservoirs from a full recharge. The Capilano, Seymour and Coquitlam reservoirs are filled by rain and snowmelt.
  • Meeting the demands of a growing population and delaying (or eliminating) the need for costly upgrades in the future.
  • Reducing waterfront pollution by minimizing how much waste water is generated.
  • Water Conservation Tools

    Contact UsMoreFind out how you can conserve water in Burnaby.
  • Green Initiatives

    MoreClean, sustainable practices that keep our environment strong.