City of Beaconsfield

City of Beaconsfield

October 13, 2017 08:53 ET

Beaconsfield Rewarded for its Drinking Water Conservation Efforts

BEACONSFIELD, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Oct. 13, 2017) - At the water excellence ceremony held by Réseau Environnement, the City of Beaconsfield was awarded a certificate of recognition for its various initiatives relating to conserving drinking water, as part of Réseau Environnement's Municipalité Écon'eau program.

The Water Management Symposium that took place on October 11 and 12 aims to promote the communication and discussion of the shared opportunities and challenges of integrated water management, regulatory changes as well as new knowledge and techniques in treating and managing potable water, wastewater and stormwater.

The City of Beaconsfield belongs to the Municipalités Écon'eau group, a recognition and discussion program in water conservation that has a limited number of members, including the municipalities of Gatineau, l'Assomption, Saint-Étienne-des-Grès, Saint-Antonin, Sutton, Stanstead, Montréal, Malartic, Saint-Donat, Saint-Calixte and Laval.

The City's good performance can be explained by its efforts to detect leaks, the implementation of procedures to limit losses as well as the outstanding cooperation of its citizens regarding drinking water conservation. Among the steps taken, the following actions have greatly contributed: the annual full-network leak detection program, the systematic repair of leaks discovered, the accelerated investment for refurbishing drinking water pipes, as well as the drinking water awareness campaign run in the community.

"We are proud to say that our total drinking water consumption decreases year after year. Each year, we carry out awareness raising activities as part of the Drinking Water Conservation Program [Programme d'économie d'eau potable]: education in schools and day camps; communications organized on various platforms; participation in special events in addition to steps taken by our teams to discuss the subject of drinking water with the community (door-to-door campaign). The investment in replacing underground infrastructure ensures quality drinking water is distributed to residents and also makes sure wastewater drains efficiently. Each of these actions plays an important role in managing our resources responsibly," states Mayor Georges Bourelle.

Through the Municipalité Écon'eau program, Réseau Environnement supports municipalities in their efforts to reduce water consumption. Using indicators developed up by Réseau Environnement and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, cities can measure their performance in terms of drinking water consumption and get recommendations in order to develop an action plan that meets the goals of the Quebec strategy for drinking water conservation. In addition to recognizing the efforts made, Municipalité Écon'eau also serves as a knowledge-exchange community that pools the expertise and experience of other members of the programs and experts in the field.

Contact Information

  • City of Beaconsfield
    Mayor's Office
    514 428.4410