The Canadian bottled water industry works to manage water resources in a responsible way. According to Environment Canada, the entire industry uses just 2/100th of 1% of all annual water withdrawals in Canada. This amounts to approximately 50 litres per person per year or 1.6 billion litres annually.1
To put that in context, the average Canadian consumer uses over 125,000 litres of water per year, meaning that per capita bottled water consumption represents 0.04% of a person’s yearly water use.1
By comparison, one of Canada’s largest municipalities annually loses 54 billion litres of fresh water or 14% of its total annual supply because of leaky infrastructure. This water loss represents 30 times the amount of bottled water consumed annually by all Canadians. Environment Canada estimates nationally that up to 30% of the total water entering municipal supply-lines systems is lost to leaking pipes.1
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