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As Edmonton's sole source of water supply, the North Saskatchewan River is fundamental to our sustainability. Water supply has become an increasingly urgent challenge throughout the world due to drought, pollution and ever-increasing levels of human consumption.

Learn how we can protect our river and reduce our water usage.

Take Action

  • Reduce your water consumption by using efficient appliances and fixtures, such as 6L toilets, low-flow showerheads and front-loading washing machines. On January 1, 2008, the City implemented a water efficient fixtures bylaw (Bylaw 14571).
    It requires water-efficient fixtures (toilets, showerheads, faucets) to be installed in all new residential and commercial construction, as well as in renovations where plumbing permits are required.
    For further information, check out our brochure and visit EPCOR.
  • Use a rain barrel so you can use rain water on your lawn and garden rather than tap water.
  • Protect our river. Be aware of what goes down your drain.
  • If you're landscaping, consider low impact development (LID). It mimics the natural movement of water, filtering it and bringing it back to the watershed. An example of LID is a rain garden.
  • In addition to LID, consider eco-landscaping, which requires little watering or maintenance.

Keeping our river healthy is important. From fertilizing to car washing, what we do at home impacts our river.

Using a rain barrel can save water and reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with water treatment and transportation.

Tips on how to eco-landscape to reduce your yard maintenance costs.

Learn More And Take Action

Learn more about climate change, energy and our strategies for adaptation and resilience. Get tips on how to take action against climate change and reduce our impact on the environment.

Connect With Us!

For More Information

City Environmental Strategies

9th Floor Edmonton Tower
10111-104 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB
T5J 0J4

If you are calling from outside of Edmonton: 780-442-5311




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