Water Wise team members Sarah Carlson, Katrina Chan, Lindsay Roberts, and Taryn Heskethwill be educating people throughout the Township of Langley this summer about where their water comes from and ways to preserve the resource, including using native plants to create Water Wise gardens.

Water Wise team members Sarah Carlson, Katrina Chan, Lindsay Roberts, and Taryn Heskethwill be educating people throughout the Township of Langley this summer about where their water comes from and ways to preserve the resource, including using native plants to create Water Wise gardens.

Township expands water conservation awareness program

Water Wise team to conduct door-to-door education campaign throughout Langley

The Township of Langley is expanding the Water Wise conservation program that used to target specific neighbourhoods every summer.

This year, every Township community will be visited as part of a door-to-door effort to discourage water waste.

Over the next few months, Water Wise Team staff and volunteers will be leaving informational door hangers at single family homes and town home complexes.

They can be identified by their program T-shirts and will carry identification at all times.

Roughly half the water consumed by Langley Township residents comes from wells and the rest is piped in from the Coquitlam reservoir.

“While we are fortunate to live in an area of water wealth, it has unfortunately caused our water source to be taken for granted,” said Water Wise’s Taryn Hesketh.

The Township will be running a Water Wise Conservation Challenge with a prize of a rain barrel or $200 in gift certificates from local markets and farms.

Metro Vancouver Stage 1 watering restrictions are now in effect and will remain until Sept. 30.

Even numbered addresses are allowed to sprinkle Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. only.

Odd numbered addresses are allowed to water only on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m.