Protecting our water one car wash at a time

DOING OUR PART Protecting our ponds, rivers and water systems is very important, and many of us contribute to polluted water runoff without realizing it. Did you know that washing your car in your driveway can send dirt, motor oil, grease, metals, rust, salts, anti-freeze, detergents, soaps and other hazardous chemicals into our stormwater systems? […]

Did you know that taking water from a fire hydrant is illegal?

Fire hydrants are a fairly recognizable feature in our neighbourhoods and they serve a very important function when it comes to keeping our communities safe. Hydrants are used to put out fires and are connected to the city’s drinking water supply. Only licensed and trained City staff or firefighters are allowed to operate them. Connecting […]

2017 Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Budget

The City of Vaughan has started working on the 2017 Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Budget. This budget determines how much residents pay for water, wastewater and stormwater and identifies the resources needed to operate and maintain the City’s infrastructure. Why it’s important By operating and maintaining existing water services and accommodating growth, the City can […]