The City of Port Moody is encouraging residents to take the Metro Vancouver “tap water pledge.” The pledge promotes drinking tap water from refillable bottles instead of buying single-use plastic water bottles.
- The City of Port Moody buys its water from Metro Vancouver. The water flowing through your taps originates as rain which falls on the mountains and is stored in the Capilano, Seymour and Coquitlam reservoirs.
- Your tap water is safe and among the best in the world because the mountainous watersheds are isolated and closed to public access; the water is not exposed to common pollutants.
- As a Port Moody resident you pay about $0.83 day per household for an unlimited amount of water. In comparison, a one litre bottle of brand-named water costs about $1.75. That’s around 3,000 times more expensive than an equal amount of municipal tap water.
- With millions of single-use plastic water bottles ending up in landfills every year, getting more people to drink tap water also supports Metro Vancouver’s Zero Waste Challenge.
Last updated: 23/09/2011 9:06:53 AM