Reducing Potable Water Consumption
2020 Target: Reduce Sea Island potable water consumption by 30% over 2012 levels
2016 Result: Potable water consumption reduced by 6%
In 2016, YVR’s passenger count and water consumption moved almost equally, but in opposite directions. Passenger growth increased almost 10 per cent, by an impressive two million people, while potable water consumption per passenger decreased by 10 per cent, from 56 litres to 51 litres. Overall, Sea Island potable water consumption decreased by one per cent—from 1,143,278 m3 in 2015 to 1,130,906 m3 in 2016—a six per cent reduction from YVR’s 2012 baseline.