Highmark Plumbing is celebrating plumbing in Vancouver. Indoor plumbing has long been the hallmark of civilization and privilege. Perhaps one of the most universal benefits of modernity is a hot shower or bath without having to heat water in containers.
The first plumbing system in Vancouver came on the heels of a great disaster. Vancouver had burned completely to the ground. Within a year, water was piped in from the river under all of the streets. Today, Vancouver is a beautiful city with state-of-the art plumbing and waste disposal facilities. In January, the Water Resources Education Center celebrated twenty years of service with a special Vanport Flood exhibit. The City of Vancouver is the fourth largest provider of drinking water in Washington State delivering 9.2 billion gallons of water to 230,000 people. They not only meet but often exceed official standards for water quality. The Water Center has a number of educational exhibits, a backyard garden and frequently hosts a variety of water and outdoor-related education projects. It is an ideal site for school and youth club field trips, where they can learn more about this vital resource that affects all creatures from the salmon right on up to the people. Vancouver draws water from three different aquifer systems – the Orchards, Upper Troutdale and Sand and Gravel. Yearly reports about the water systems are available through the Vancouver Public Works website.
Highmark Plumbing celebrates plumbing in Vancouver and is happy to do our part to help this great city and its surrounding area with its goals. If you feel that your personal water system needs assistance, give us a call at (604)945-6060. We will be happy to help with any upgrades or repairs that your home or business plumbing system might need.