Municipally treated water is the safest, cheapest option that Canadians have for drinking water. It is also the least environmentally harmful option. The Clean Water Foundation designs and delivers information campaigns that inform consumers of the benefits of municipal water so they can make informed decisions about drinking water.
Canada is blessed with an abundance of fresh water. Canadians are also the largest water wasters in the world. Wasting water costs us money, it shortens the lifespan of our infrastructure and can have adverse effects on the environment. The Clean Water Foundation works with public and private sector partners to accelerate the uptake of water efficient consumer technologies and change water wasting behaviours.
Paints, solvents, herbicides, fertilizers, pharmaceuticals, personal care products and other products with chemical constituents play a significant role in modern society. They can however have detrimental impacts on our rivers, lakes and even our drinking water through improper disposal. The Clean Water Foundation works to raise awareness about the wise use and proper disposal of harmful household products while also promoting the adoption of better alternatives. As well, CWF encourages the adoption of technologies that reduce the discharge of pollution from our homes and properties.
To learn about our work on pharmaceuticals and water, please visit our A Prescription For Clean Water page.