Oliver takes “Make Water Work Champion” title while Vernon woman wins $5,000 WaterWise yard upgrade

Kelowna, BC – The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) and its Okanagan WaterWise program are pleased to announce two winners for this year’s 2014 Make Water Work contest – Sarah Moorhouse from Vernon, B.C. and the Town of Oliver.

Moorhouse has won up to $5,000 in WaterWise yard upgrades while the Town of Oliver has been named “Make Water Work Champion 2014.”

The contest, which began in July, encouraged Okanagan residents – from Armstrong to Osoyoos – to reduce their outdoor water use by pledging to do one or more of the following: Water their yard between dusk and dawn; Water plants, not pavement; Leave grass 2-3 inches tall; Leave grass clippings as mulch; Aerate lawn and top dress with compost; and Change out some lawn with drought-tolerant turf and/or native or low water variety plants.  By pledging online at www.MakeWaterWork.ca people were then entered to win an audit of their landscape for water efficiencies, plus irrigation and/or plant materials, and install service to make their yard WaterWise.

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