Okanagan mayors trade gavel for gardening gloves & encourage water conservation

Kelowna, B.C. – As Okanagan communities deal with flooding and record-breaking temperatures, and as talk turns to the possibility of another drought this year, the valley’s mayors gathered today at the UnH20 Gardens to talk water conservation. The gathering comes as the Okanagan Basin Water Board’s Okanagan WaterWise program, and Okanagan municipalities and water utilities, launch their annual residential outdoor water campaign “Make Water Work.”

“It can be hard to focus on being WaterWise and water conservation when there’s flooding, but it’s a priority for all of our communities to use water wisely,” insisted Armstrong Mayor Chris Pieper. “Look at last year. Flooding was quickly followed by fire and drought. Water is a valuable resource and we can’t take it for granted. We have to respect it.”

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