In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated March 22 as World Water Day. This years theme is 'Wastewater'. Why wastewater? Globally, the vast majority of all the wastewater from our homes, cities, industry and agriculture flows back to nature without being treated or reused – polluting the environment, and losing valuable nutrients and other recoverable materials.
In honour of World Water Day, we would like to highlight a few of the programs and resources the City of Hamilton offers including Source Water Protection, Pollution Prevention and Water Conversation Tips.
Source Water Protection - Drinking water source protection is the first step in a multi-barrier approach to protecting our sources of drinking water such as lakes, rivers and groundwater before they become contaminated or depleted. Click the link to find out more about how the City of Hamilton is protecting the water.
Pollution Prevention - Click the link to learn more about the things you can do around your home to keep our waterways clean including: downspout disconnection, tips on disposing household fats, oils and grease and spills in the sewer.
Water Conservation Tips for your home - The City has posted tips about the sprinkler system, laundry room, bathroom, kitchen and water heaters.
2017 Water Events in Hamilton:
2017 Hamilton Children's Water Festival is running from May 30 to June 1, 2017. This year's Logo Design Contest Winner: