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Hot Weather in Store for Southwestern BC

Posted July 13, 2018

While hot and sunny conditions are welcomed news for most, Environment and Climate Change Canada and Medical Health Officers are reminding residents to take precautions to protect themselves from the heat. Keep cool by:

  • Spending time in an air-conditioned facility (such as a shopping centre, library, community centre or restaurant) for at least several hours every day.
  • Dress for the weather by wearing loose, light-weight clothing. Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.
  • Avoid sunburn, stay in the shade or use sunscreen with SPF 30 or more
  • NEVER leave children or pets alone in a parked car.
  • Check in on others - People living alone are at high risk of severe heat related illness.  
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Drinking Water

Our Quality Monitoring Program

Burnaby’s drinking water comes from three mountain watersheds: the Capilano, Seymour  and Coquitlam Reservoirs. These reservoirs are protected areas operated and managed by Metro Vancouver. Public access to the reservoirs are restricted to prevent human-related contamination. The water collected from rain and snowmelt at the three reservoirs is treated and tested before it is delivered to lower mainland municipalities for their distribution to its customers.

Did You Know?

  • Burnaby has over 700 kilometres of drinking water distribution lines
  • We deliver approximately 115 million litres of water per day to Burnaby residents and businesses
  • We have 63 dedicated drinking water sampling locations to test over 1,600 samples each year

Tap Water

Watermain Flushing Program

The Operations Department conducts its annual program of flushing and cleaning watermains from the beginning of October until end of May. This may result in the water supply showing sediment and discolouration and may affect some industrial processes. View Current Watermain Flushing information.

If you have questions or specific concerns, please contact the Engineering Department at 604-294-7221.

Outdoor tap water

Drinking Water Reports & Results

The City of Burnaby undertakes drinking water quality sampling within the community to ensure that our drinking water meets the B.C. Safe Drinking Water Regulations and the Health and Welfare Canada Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality. Hard copies of Annual Drinking Water Quality Reports are available at all Burnaby's public libraries. 

2017 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

2017 Annual Report

PDF | Appendix A and B

2016 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

2016 Annual Report

PDF | Appendix A and B

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