Friday, August 6, 2010

New Drinking Fountains in Vancouver

New Drinking Fountains in Vancouver: "

Just the other day my family was discussing the fact that there is a lack of functioning water fountains in public spaces in Vancouver. Browsing the City’s website this morning I found a notice about new portable water fountains that have been put in place to help us all beat the heat this summer.

The temporary water fountain locations are:

  • Northeast corner of 70th and Granville

  • Vanier Park – outside the Coast Guard building

  • Northeast corner of Commercial and Broadway

  • Northwest corner of Burrard and Davie – outside the community garden

  • Southwest corner of Napier and Commercial – in the community walkway

  • As you can see from this map provided in the City’s Open Data set, there are already several fountains throughout the city.

    Drinking Fountains in Vancouver

    Perhaps we don’t notice them as much nowadays but it’s good to know they are there. Remember to stay hydrated this summer even if the sun isn’t shining through the clouds.