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Courtenay, BC V9N 3P6
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May 17, 2013
The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and BC Water and Waste Association invite the community to support BC Drinking Water Week 2013, May 20 -26, by learning more about your water and what you can do to protect it.
In recognition of this special week, on Saturday, May 25, the CVRD will host a celebration event at the Comox Valley compost education centre (4795 Headquarters Road, Courtenay) from 10 a.m. to noon where there will be entertainment, informative displays and kiosks, light snack and free water–related giveaways.
“One of the best ways to celebrate BC Drinking Water Week is by thinking globally and acting locally,” said Marc Rutten, the CVRD's senior manager of engineering services. “You can act locally by valuing our water and understanding how to use it more sustainably. A great way to do that is to attend the community event to learn where your water comes from and to ask questions about this precious resource, our local infrastructure, and also about opportunities to take advantage of the 2013 water rebate programs.”
The CVRD also encourages people to go online and take the “Community Water Challenge”, a province-wide contest that asks people to pledge online to make simple changes in their daily water habits. Those who make a pledge are entered in a draw for a water-themed getaway courtesy of the Fairmount Waterfront and Helijet, and also receive 10 per cent off water efficient fixtures from Splashes Kitchen & Bath Centres across BC. Take the challenge at www.drinkingwaterweek.org/challenge .
For more information about the CVRD's BC Drinking Water Week community event and activities, visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/water.
The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities providing sustainable services for residents and visitors to the area. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley.
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Comox Valley Regional District