Tap into Sustainability

Capital Regional District (CRD) is handing out functional yet well-designed stainless steel water bottles decorated with the slogan “Tap into Sustainability.” The sipper spout allows for easy access to mess-free hydration while preventing leaks.

This initiative is part of an effort to reduce the number of plastic bottles being consumed, and promote the message that Victoria’s tap water is potable – in other words, clean, fresh and delicious!

Did you know that according to the CRD…

  • Every year, the world spends $100 billion on extracting, altering, packaging, shipping and drinking bottled water.
  • It takes over 47 million gallons of oil to produce the world’s plastic water bottles. It takes 3-5 litres of water to produce one bottle of water.
  • Sooke Reservoir holds 92.7 billion litres of drinking water- that’s comparable to filling 36,800 Olympic-sized swimming pools!

To learn more about our water supply, here is the CRD’s data on our drinking water.

-Kelly Marshall,
Director of Communications,
Sector Learning Solutions


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