In 1998, York Region initiated Water for Tomorrow, a comprehensive water-efficiency and conservation program designed to promote the importance of water conservation through education and practical tools. Since its inception, Water for Tomorrow has helped York Region save more than 47.5 billion litres of water (mid 2007 figures), with savings averaging 22.4 million litres of water each day. That's enough water to service a community of 88,000 people.
The Regional Municipality of York is also one of the first Canadian municipalities to join the WaterSense® Program. WaterSense® is a partnership program led by the US Environmental Protection Agency that brings together a variety of stakeholders to:
With numerous awards to its credit and ever-evolving programs, the Region looks forward to continuing to assist its residents with their water conservation efforts.