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Central Okanagan residents reminded to be careful about what they put down the drain

Kelowna Capital News – September 13, 2018 What you put down the drain or flush down the toilet can affect the quality water of Okanagan Lake says the Regional District of the Central Okanagan. That’s why the regional district has

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Rain barrels aid in conservation of water

Kelowna Daily Courier – April 22, 2018 Shannon Weys believes having a rail barrel will help her make better use of her now forgotten backyard. The Kelowna woman was among hundreds of residents who bought rain barrels and composters uring

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Save water, buy a rain barrel

Kelowna Capital News – April 3, 2018 Purchase a rain barrel this season to support Earth Day. The Regional Waste Reduction Office in partnership with the Okanagan Basin Water Board’s (OBWB) Okanagan WaterWise program will be hosting a one-day-only composter

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Rain barrels are making a SPLASH in the Central Okanagan

The Okanagan Basin Water Board and its Okanagan WaterWise program are pleased to partner with the RDCO’s Waste Reduction Office and offer rain barrels for sale – only $75! There’s a limited number and they’re going fast! Learn more and

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Yard cleanup time is here

March 1, 2016 – Castanet Gardeners itching to get back out in the dirt can start gathering their yard waste for collection. Starting Tuesday, Central Okanagan residents on municipal curbside garbage collection can put yard waste out every two weeks

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Government Urged to Do More in the Fight Against Invasive Mussels

January 14, 2016 – Kelowna Now Work has begun to prevent a harmful species from getting into Okanagan waters. The Okanagan Basin Water Board is asking the federal government to take action in order to prevent zebra and quagga mussels

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