Metro Vancouver opened its doors to the largest water-filtration plant in Canada over the weekend.

The $328-million Seymour-Capilano Filtration Plant will provide better-quality drinking water to Metro Vancouver, said Abbotsford MP Ed Fast in a release.

About 1.8-billion litres of water per day can be filtered through the new plant, removing cloudiness, microorganisms, organic carbon and filterable iron. The water will also have less chlorine.

“Our water is world class, mountain fresh, pure and always on tap, delivered through pipes into our homes,” said Tim Stevenson, chair of Metro Vancouver’s water committee, in a release.

“Why spend a lot of extra money in stores, buying single-use bottles of brand-name water?”

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