Water & Sewers
The steps we take to maintain our water system help provide Burnaby with quality drinking water. We are proud of our water, sewer and sanitation services, water conservation and clean water initiatives.
Did you know?
- As of 2011, the City operates and maintains 724 km of water main, 3,330 hydrants and 35,000 water services
- The Greater Vancouver Water District (GVWD) supplies water to the City for distribution. The GVWD owns and operates the Capilano, Seymour and Coquitlam reservoirs. The majority of water supplied to Burnaby is from the Capilano and Seymour reservoirs, which is treated through Seymour-Capilano Filtration Plant.
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Water Pressure Changes
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Storm & Sanitary Sewers
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The City's Engineering Department has an annual program of flushing and cleaning Watermains.
This activity may cause pressure fluctuations, some discoloration and sediment in the water supply reaching your home or business. These conditions should be of short duration and do not pose a health hazard.
If your water appears discoloured after our crews have finished flushing, clear your water by running a cold water tap in your bathtub to avoid clogging screens in your faucets.
If you have questions or specific concerns, please contact the Engineering Department at 604-294-7221.
Current Watermain Flushing
Flushing in effect: Kingsway Zone
From: Boundary Rd to Royal Oak Ave
From: Rumble St. To Moscrop St.