Membership News

Wipes campaign materials available for local governments

In the fall of 2015, Metro Vancouver partnered with the City of Pitt Meadows on a pilot project to test ways to reduce the amount of 'flushable' wipes going down the drain. The result was a humerous 'Adult Toilet Training' campaign, which led to a significant drop in the number of wipes ending up the wastewater system.

To help other municipalities reduce the negative impact of wipes on the region's wastewater systems, Metro Vancouver has made all of the Never Flush Wipes campaign materials avaialble on their website for posting and distribution. Non-government agencies are required to use the Metro Vancouver logo and tagline, unaltered with the free campaign artwork.

For more information on the Metro Vancouver Never Flush Wipes campaign, watch for more information in the Summer Issue of Watermark Magazine!

New Guidelines on Drinking Water for Major Events

The Health Protection Branch at the BC Ministry of Health has recently released a report entitled Public Health Guidelines: Major Planned Events. The guidelines are designed to assist event organizers in planning for public health concerns and reducing incidents associated with major planned events. The report also provides advice about obtaining any necessary approvals from the local regional health authority. The guidelines are focused around a series of fact sheets, addressing:

  • Drinking water,
  • Safe food,
  • Sanitation,
  • Solid and Liquid Waste Management, and
  • Harm Reduction

The Public Health Guidelines: Major Planned Events were created to supplement the Emergency Management BC document Major Planned Events Guidelines. As such, these reports have been posted alongside each other on the Government of B.C. website under Keeping BC Healthy and Safe and Emergency Preparedness.

Call for volunteers: Water Education Weekend

We’re excited to announce that BCWWA will once again be participating in Water Education Weekend at Science World in Vancouver this Fall! On October 29 and 30, we will be hosting interactive displays and demonstrations to help communicate the value of water and water services to children and families. To help make this fun two-day event a success, we need your help. For questions or to sign up to volunteer your time and expertise at this event, please email Jodi Garwood at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 604-630-5350 before August 30. 


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