Get to know your H2O

Community Program Supports Free Events and Activities Planned for Kimberley During Drinking Water Week 2014

  • May. 5, 2014 11:00 a.m.

KIMBERLEY, BC – Kimberley residents will get a chance to get up close and personal with their local water systems and operators, thanks to support provided by the BC Water and Waste Association (BCWWA). The grant will be used to support a series of free, local educational events and activities designed to inspire BC residents to learn more about their water, including how it is treated and delivered to their homes, and the costs involved with providing high quality and reliable water services.

“Participating in a community event is one of the best ways to “get to know your H20” during Drinking Water Week this year,” said Tanja McQueen, CEO of the BC Water and Waste Association. “Getting engaged in understanding where water comes from and what happens when it goes down your drain or into street sewers is important. We also need to think about water as a system that needs long-term planning, investment and public support to help ensure our communities are healthy and continue to thrive.”

Due to snowpack in the Kimberley Dam vicinity, Drinking Water Week activities planned for Kimberley residents will be held in conjunction with National Public Works Week (May 18 – 24, 2014). Activities include:

• Kimberley Dam Tours: Wed. May 21st at 8:30 a.m. & 12:00 noon

• Water Exhibits at Public Works Yard

• Barbeque, starting at 11:30 a.m.

Residents are encouraged to sign up for the tours by contacting the Operations Department.

In addition to fun, free family events, residents can also go online and take the Community Water Challenge by selecting one or all of the five simple water wise pledges, ranging from taking a five minute shower to installing a water-efficient fixture or appliance in their home. By taking the Challenge and committing to a pledge, residents can also enter to win a two-night stay at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort, in Whistler, BC.

“Making a personal pledge is one of the best ways to ensure that we all keep water and water use on our minds,” says Mayor McRae. “Water is one of the most precious and valuable resources in the world and we are lucky in Canada to have access to a safe and reliable water supply. We need to continue to respect this resource so we can ensure we have water for generations to come.”

Community Water Challenge pledges, educational resources such as kids’ activities and a full list of community events can be found at www.drinkingwaterweek.or


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