Water Use

Water Use

By changing the way we use water, The Forks Market alone saves three Olympic-sized pools of water every year.

As a part of our Forks Market retrofit, we installed low-flow toilets and waterless urinals to cut down on our water consumption. Each urinal saves over 150,000 litres of water per year. Together with the low flow toilets, these changes save the building over 2 million litres of water, annually.

We have also installed two large rainwater tanks in our above ground parkade, which we use to maintain our ice skating surfaces in the winter.

Finally, since there’s a lot to go around, we’ve converted our irrigation systems to use river water throughout the site.