March 22, 2017, 2:49 pm
Today is World Water Day 2017!
This annual event is about taking action to tackle the world’s water crisis and this year’s theme is wastewater (aka as the water that runs down the drain and we aren’t actively using) and how we can utilize this resource.
At CMBC, water conservation and using wastewater is an important part of our operations.
DID YOU KNOW?!?
Starting in 2016, CMBC has committed to reduce bus washing by at least 50% each summer between June and the end of September!
Plus! Anytime Metro Vancouver introduces Stage 2 water restrictions, CMBC will voluntary stop all bus washing, except in special circumstances.
These changes yield BIG water savings! At Burnaby Transit Centre alone, suspending bus washing translates to saving up to 35,000 litres of water each day!
At all transit centres, we use recycled or “wastewater” for the wash and fresh water is used only for the final rinse.
These water recycling systems reduce the amount of water required to wash each bus by about 75 per cent!
Author: Adrienne Coling