Title:

Household Guide to Water Efficiency

URL: www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca
Summary:

Municipalities and other agencies can bulk-purchase this Canadian householders' guide to water efficiency. Your agency's logo can be printed on the front cover and contact information and corporate identification for your agency's water efficiency program can be carried on the back cover.

Highlights:

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is pleased to offer to municipalities across Canada an affordable means of providing residents with practical, easy-to-follow information on water efficiency. CMHC's Household Guide to Water Efficiency (available in English and French) is the only national publication providing comprehensive water saving information for residential consumers.

The Guide is packed with information on water use efficiency for both inside and outside the home. Richly illustrated with colour photos and drawings, the Guide shows residents how to test for and repair leaks, make the most efficient use of water when doing daily chores, and plan their landscapes with water efficiency in mind. Unlike pamphlets and bill inserts, the Guide has been designed as a reference tool for residents - one they will keep and use for years.

Based on Durham Region's highly successful water efficiency document, CMHC has consulted with municipalities across Canada to create a nationalized document that meets the regional needs of municipalities and those of their residents.

When the Regional Municipality of Halton delivered the Guide to residents on its own without any contact, homeowners reduced their water consumption by 34 liters per peak irrigation day. When the guide was delivered in conjunction with a phone call, water savings jumped to 54 liters per household per peak irrigation day. (See the Notes section at the end of Water Efficient Durham)

Topics: Environment:, Water efficiency, Climate change adaptation
Location: Canada-Quebec
Resource Type: promotional materials
Publisher: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Date Last Updated: 2009-11-13 12:52:45

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