How can we reach our 2020
Greenest City Targets?

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    2 comments  ·  GC 2020 » Use less water  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Clean Water Working Group commented  · 

    The City of Vancouver does sell rain barrels at 50% off the regular price for residents of Vancouver. This year we are selling the short rain barrel which is suitable for smaller spaces (like condo balconies). Here's the link with info on how to get one:
    http://vancouver.ca/engsvcs/solidwaste/grownatural/rainbarrels.htm

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    started  ·  26 comments  ·  GC 2020 » Use less water  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Clean Water Working Group commented  · 

    Banning the sale of bottled water is not within the City's jurisdiction. We can and are increasing public access to water so people have access to a free healthy beverage instead of buying bottled water.

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    Clean Water Working Group commented  · 

    Vancouver City Council committed to eliminating the availability of bottled water in its facilities as well as to increasing the availability of tap water in all new buildings in the spring of 2009. The City's waterworks department is working to make existing outdoor public fountains more functional, and is installing more options (fountains and taps) around the city.

    Here's the link to the council report http://vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/cclerk/20090423/documents/csb3.pdf

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    12 comments  ·  GC 2020 » Use less water  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Clean Water Working Group commented  · 

    Re: Zaelia's point about renters
    Multi-family buildings (more than 2 families) have water meters and are charged on a volume basis. This meter measures the amount of water coming into the entire building, not each suite. For most occupants, this cost is incorporated into rent or strata-fees. Only single and two-family dwellings do not have water meters, so it would become an issue if you rented in a single or two-family dwelling and your rental agreement had language about water charges.

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