Water Use

Water is essential for all living creatures and is an important component of countless human activities. It sustains our wildlife in the streams, forests and wetlands of Canada, and is also used in our homes for washing, cooking and cleaning. On Canada's farms, water is used for animals and for growing crops. Industry uses water as part of its manufacturing processes, and to clean its machinery and buildings. Water is used by many other businesses and services such as hospitals, dry cleaners, hotels, schools, office buildings and stores. Water produces energy in hydroelectric dams. And, we use water for having fun too -- for swimming, boating, or simply relaxing on a dock in the summer and enjoying the beauty of nature.

Find information in this section on how we use water, how much of it we use, and the price we pay for this service.

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