Friday, June 8, 2012


City Hall News

Water You Gonna Do To Conserve?

Chilliwack City Hall gets saver tips from local students though contest

Released by Starlee Renton, City of Chilliwack


Alexandra McCormack gets a photo op with Chilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz and her winning poster.


he City received over 100 tips for conserving water from Chilliwack students in its annual Water Conservation Poster Contest. Grade five student, Alexandra McCormack of Rosedale Traditional Community School wins the grand prize, a class pizza party delivered by the Mayor, with her poster "Instead of an hour, take a 5 minute shower, Every drop counts!"


“Congratulations to Alexandra, who spent two days working on her entry, “said Mayor Sharon Gaetz. “ I’d also like to thank Marty’s Grill for supplying the delicious pizza and 89.5 The Hawk radio station for supporting our contest for the third year in a row.”


The Water Conservation Poster Contest is part of the City’s annual, Put the plug in water waste campaign. The Campaign focuses on forming conservation habits at an early age, with educational presentations about Chilliwack water and a poster contest for Chilliwack students currently enrolled in grades four to six.


On average, the City consumes approximately 30 million litres of water per day and during the summer months, the consumption increases significantly. Not all of this water is used effectively or efficiently. 


“Residential water usage increases significantly during the summer months,” said Gaetz. “Not only will abiding by the water restrictions help protect our water source, it can also save homeowners up to 30 per cent on their metered water and sewer utility bill. For some users, that is up to $150.”


The Water Conservation Campaign also targets lawn watering and restricts homeowners to sprinkling twice weekly from June 1 until September 30.


The City of Chilliwack currently has one of the best sources of drinking water in the world, the Sardis-Vedder Aquifer.

The City of Chilliwack currently has one of the best sources of drinking water in the world, the Sardis-Vedder Aquifer. Residents are extremely proud of this great tasting water and the City is dedicated to monitoring, protecting, and conserving this resource. We want to ensure residents will continue to be able to enjoy this high quality water for years to come. For more information about how you can become more water efficient, please go to


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