Reclaimed Water use

Year
2018
Category
Environment
NCLGA Ref#
B11

Details

WHEREAS fresh water is finite resource that is being consumed faster than it can be replenished;

AND WHEREAS the conservation of water is a shared responsibility between the Province and local government and the vast majority of wastewater flows back to the natural environment without being treated or re-used:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the NCLGA and UBCM lobby the Provincial Government to implement provincial policy that requires, where reasonably available, the use of reclaimed water for operations such as dust control, agricultural irrigation, and industrial uses, prior to the use of potable or fresh water.

 

Responses

UBCM Comments: The UBCM membership has not previously endorsed resolutions calling for the Province to require the use of reclaimed water for agricultural and industrial operations prior to the use of potable water. However, the membership has endorsed Resolution 2012-B31 which called on the Province to promote the use of reclaimed water. As well as Resolution 1995-B44 which called on the Province to develop criteria for the use of reclaimed water in residential areas for landscape irrigation and agricultural purposes.

 

 

North Central Local Government Association