British Columbians favour tap water over bottled water, with none more so than residents of Greater Victoria.

Tap water popular with Victoria residents

Greater Victoria residents least likely to drink bottled water in B.C.

British Columbians favour tap water over bottled water, with none more so than residents of Greater Victoria.

According to 2017 figures from Statistics Canada, 93 per cent of surveyed residents in the Victoria Census Metropolitan Area prefer tap over bottled water. Residents of Greater Vancouver area (86 per cent), Abbotsford-Mission (82 per cent) and Kelowna (71 per cent) trail Victoria, when it comes to using tap water.

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British Columbians, according to Statistics Canada, “are increasingly” turning to tap water as primary drinking source. One in eight (12 per cent) B.C. households primarily drank bottled water rather than tap water in 2017, a decline from previous years. Ten ago years, almost one in four British Columbians (24 per cent) favoured bottled water over tap water as their primary source of water.

Among provinces, British Columbians recorded the highest proportion of households who drank only tap water (83 per cent) in 2017, followed by P.E.I. (76 per cent). Bottled water, on the other hand, was most popular in Manitoba (26 per cent), Quebec (24 per cent) and New Brunswick (24 per cent).


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