Don't be a drip: Planning for water efficiency
The process of providing drinking water to Canadians is a costly one. As a result of high replacement costs of water supply and treatment infrastructure, efficiency is attracting attention as an inexpensive solution to water concerns. Traditionally, planners have not played a direct role in water-efficiency planning, but they can become leaders in changing the way Canadians use water. When exploring potential efficiency initiatives, the qualifying principles are cost effectiveness and the maintenance of acceptable levels of service. Only an integrated and coordinated strategy that supports systematic and gradual changes in behaviour will result in substantial and sustainable improvements in efficient water use.