OBWB again offering grants for water conservation and quality improvement projects in Okanagan

November 23, 2016 – Osoyoos Times

Do you have a project idea that will conserve or improve water quality in the Okanagan Valley and benefit the valley as a whole?

The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) is now accepting applications to its 2017 Water Conservation and Quality Improvement (WCQI) Grant Program.

This is the 12th year of the program, with $300,000 available for Okanagan projects. Grants are distributed according to the percentage of tax each region pays into the program.

The allocation this year will see $55,800 for projects in the north, $182,760 in the central, and $62,520 in the southern part of the Okanagan basin.

Each year the OBWB looks at where there may be current issues or gaps that need to be addressed. These project categories are then prioritized for funding during the selection process. This year the board is putting a special focus on projects which address: Drought and Flood Preparedness, Water Flow Monitoring, Groundwater Studies, Restoration and Water Quality Projects.

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