February 12, 2016 – Penticton Western News
Just a few days before Valentine’s Day, the federal government has shown some love for the Okanagan in the form of $397,000 grant to study water needs in the valley.
The Okanagan Basin Water Board is the recipient of the funds, which are coming from the federal Gas Tax Fund. Water in the Okanagan might seem like an inexhaustible commodity with large beautiful lakes, but the region is also known for its water challenges and Canada’s largest population growth.
“Water is precious in the Okanagan, where we have one of the lowest rates of water available per person than anywhere in Canada but have one of the highest rates of use in the country,” said Doug Findlater, OBWB chair.