Whistler water flows from the mountains to your tap.
Whistler drinking water comes from alpine snow that melts into lakes and streams and replenishes the groundwater. When the alpine water is cloudy, water is sourced from thirteen ground water wells.
The RMOW focuses on source water protection, so that the treatment of source water is effective. Once the water is treated, it enters the reservoir, which is kept full to ensure Whistler always has enough water in case of fire.
Whistler’s water then travels from the reservoir through a pipe network straight to your tap.
Whistler’s water system is sophisticated and has many measures in place to ensure its safety. The operation, maintenance and capital replacement of the system is funded by the Water Utility Fund.
View the Ground Water Protection Plan 2008 Groundwater Resource Protection Plan