Faucet program aims to save water, lower emissions

Food service establishments could save between $50 and $7,000 a year and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by up to 16 tonnes a year 

About 250 Victoria businesses are expected to save money while reducing their environmental footprint through a program being launched by the Capital Regional District and Fortis B.C.

Qualifying businesses, including restaurants, grocery stores, community centres and care homes with gas hot water heating, will be eligible to receive free high-efficiency water fixtures and on-site education about further water- and energy-saving opportunities and rebate programs.

Participating businesses will receive free high-efficiency pre-rinse spray valves and faucet aerators that are expected to reduce average water consumption per business by more than 232,000 litres a year.

Food service establishments could save between $50 and $7,000 a year and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by up to 16 tonnes a year, program officials say.

The program will be delivered by City Green Solutions, a local non-profit organization. For more information, go to crd.bc.ca/sprayvalve or call 1-866-381-9995.