Water Conservation Campaign launched on Summer Solstice Water Conservation Campaign launched on Summer Solstice <div class="ExternalClassF5EDBDFF787A4E8B97D4B79A9B6F47FC"><p>Launched June 21, Metro Vancouver’s <em>We Love Water</em> campaign enhances water conservation year round throughout the region by connecting to the deep appreciation people have for their water supply. </p><p>Along with improved transmission and increased supply, water conservation is a major component of Metro Vancouver’s plan for ensuring there’s sufficient world-class treated drinking water for generations to come. </p><p>When it comes to water conservation, small actions really do add up, and it’s easy to underestimate how much water is wasted when taking long showers, leaving the taps running or hosing down our cars and driveways.</p><ul><li>A running hose uses 900 litres in 20 minutes</li><li>Shortening your shower by 2 minutes can save nearly 600 litres in one month</li><li>An hour of lawn sprinkling uses over 900 litres of water</li></ul><p>Despite the population growing by over 35,000 people each year, overall water demand has remained steady over the past decade because per capita water use has gone down. Also, climate change is expected to result in warmer temperatures, wetter winters, drier summers and more frequent extreme weather events, along with rising sea levels. In addition to conservation initiatives, Metro Vancouver is investing about $1.5 billion of its long-range water capital plan into growth-driven projects. </p><p> <em>We Love Water</em> evokes pride for the region’s pristine and vital water resource, while encouraging everyone to use it wisely- to <em>use a little less, care a little more</em>.</p><p>On <a href="http://welovewater.ca/" target="_blank">welovewater.ca</a>, you can find shareable <em>waterwise</em> tips for conservation inside and outside. Users can contribute to an online gallery showcasing their love of water via the Twitter or Instagram hashtags #welovewaterMV and #waterwise. </p><p>The campaign will be seen at special events and in ads on TV and online, and all materials are available to local governments. </p></div>http://heimat-deutschland.info/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue22-welovewater.jpg2016-06-24T07:00:00ZGP0|#4e0fb244-0168-4597-97b2-4c6aa54f3154;L0|#04e0fb244-0168-4597-97b2-4c6aa54f3154|Issue 22;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass4BD9DDB582F74778811BBFE4B46151F8"><p>​Metro Vancouver's new <em>We Love Water</em> campaign enhances water conservation year round throughout the region by connecting to the deep appreciation people have for their water supply. Small actions add up and we are encouraging everyone to use water wisely- to <em>use a little less, care a little more</em>.</p></div>0