Water is essential to our daily lives. It is required to grow our crops and sustain life, not to mention the host of everyday activities we have come to depend upon. With an ever increasing population our demands are already straining existing municipal filtration plants and delivery systems.

Even though water is considered a renewable resource, humans are consuming it faster than it can naturally be replenished. We, as consumers, need to focus on changing our water habits to ensure that future generations will have water to survive.

Each household has the ability to reduce their present water consumption by at least 10-40% without any major changes to lifestyle.

Did you know?

  • One dripping faucet can waste up to 10 000 litres of water in a year. Often these leaks can be fixed for under $10.
  • A leaking toilet wastes 100,000L/yr. enough to fill a swimming pool.
  • Other common causes of water waste at home are faulty plumbing, and over-use when watering the lawn and washing the car.

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Watch Le cycle de l'eau, a video produced by the City of Montreal Water Department.  You will discover the extent and complexity of Montreal's impressive underground.

Le cycle de l'eau