Prevent pollution before it happens by controlling pollution at its source. This program shares strategies to reduce or eliminate contaminants that can potentially enter the sewer system and ultimately the receiving environment (the Strait of Georgia).
Prevent Air Pollution (Woodstove Exchange)
Wood smoke contains tiny particles called particulate matter (PM). Particulate matter that is 2.5 microns or less in diameter, called PM2.5, is small enough to be breathed into the deepest parts of the lungs. It is associated with a variety of health problems. New high-efficiency wood stoves are proven to burn one-third less wood, reduce emissions by up to 70 per cent and significantly reduce the risk of chimney fires.
Inflow and Infiltration (I & I)
Homeowners can have a great impact on the amount of Inflow and Infiltration (I & I) that enters the sewer from private property.
This program explains:
- what I & I is
- why excess I & I is a problem
- what homeowners can do to reduce I & I on their property.
When we use less water, we produce less wastewater and prevent pollution.
Team WaterSmart bring us many ways to conserve water. Browse our website or click on our Events Calendar
to find out when Team WaterSmart will be in your neighbourhood!
Where can you take those difficult to recycle or dangerous to dispose of items? Is a broken electrical gadget recyclable? What bottle depot is the nearest one to your house? Find out here!
Prevent Illegal Dumping
Illegally dumped material can have serious effects on the environment, wildlife habitat and the ability of others to use and enjoy outdoor recreational areas. Learn how to report illegal dump sites, or organise a community cleanup.
We all have a role to play in protecting our water quality. Wherever you live; whether you are on well water and septic, or city water and sewer; there are simple precautions you can take to make sure our water stays clean and safe.