Reducing Potable Water Consumption

YVR is working to reduce potable water consumption from airport sources. We are also in partnership with airlines, tenants and other stakeholders to reduce water use.

We are aware of the strain our large community puts on essential resources. In 2014, we consumed over 1 million cubic litres of water on Sea Island. We are committed to reducing our use of potable consumption 30% by 2020.

As outlined in our Environmental Management Plan, some of our strategies include:

  • Examine the possibility of rain-water capture and grey water re-use
  • Develop a leak detection program
  • Review existing water practices
  • Install drip irrigation and drought-resistant plants