Quick Facts

  • This program was inspired by the success of the Toronto Harbour Monitoring Program, where Lake Ontario Waterkeeper has been collecting water samples and testing for E. coli since 2016. 
  • An estimated 400,000 Canadians get sick every year from swimming in polluted waters.
  • As Metro Vancouver works toward BC's goal to eliminate sewage overflows by 2050, the city is undergoing a separation of its antiquated combined sewer overflow system.
  • In 2016, 3,652,000 m3 of untreated wastewater flowed into False Creek over 495 hours from the Heather Street CSO.
  • The 6 CSO points nearest to CRAB Park discharged an estimated 15,726,315 cubic metres of sewage in 2016, and 18,869,229 cubic metres in 2017.

Thanks to our supporters

Lush
MEC
Patagonia
Smak
Tides
Sitka
Woodtone
TD Friends of the Environment
Telus
Progressive Waste Solutions
Ocean Ambassadors
RBC Blue Water Project
BC Hydro
DM Foundation
City of North Vancouver
Jack Johnson
Flowlink