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Water Board recognizes water conservation winners

Castanet – October 17, 2018 The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) and its Okanagan WaterWise program has wrapped up its valley-wide outdoor residential water conservation campaign “Make Water Work” for another year with the awarding of prizes. As part of

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Okanagan residents commit to conservation – win WaterWise yard prizes

Okanagan Valley, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) and its Okanagan WaterWise program has wrapped up its valley-wide outdoor residential water conservation campaign “Make Water Work” for another year with the awarding of prizes. As part of the

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Board announces contest winners

Kelowna Daily Courier – October 12, 2018 The Okanagan Basin Water Board’s annual water-conservation campaign was rewarding for three Okanagan residents. Kelsey Powell of Vernon, Pam Kirstiuk of Lake Country and Summerland’s Holly Dunlop each won prizes in the annual

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Drought level raised in the Okanagan as rain remains scarce

InfoNews.ca – August 24, 2018 With seemingly interminable smoke swirling through the air, it’s easy to ignore the increase to the Okanagan region drought rating issued today by the provincial government but do so at your own risk. “It’s all

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Okanagan moves into drought level two as hot, dry summer continues

Global Okanagan – August 24, 2018 The Okanagan is now at a level-two drought rating, the provincial government announced on Friday. In response, the Okanagan Basin Water Board put out a drought bulletin, calling the announcement a precautionary measure. In part,

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Okanagan reaches Level 2 drought rating

Vernon Morning Star – August 24, 2018 The provincial government elevated the Okanagan to a Level 2 drought rating due to low flows in several important local streams. The province is encouraging everyone to use water wisely and ensure local

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Okanagan now on a level 2 drought rating

Kelowna Now – October 24, 2018 The Okanagan’s drought rating has increased. Weeks of hot, dry conditions have pushed the Okanagan to drought level two, according to the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB). This has fisheries scientists concerned about flows

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Level 1 drought rating remains for Okanagan valley

Summerland Review – June 26, 2018 The provincial government has elevated most water basins in the province to a Level 2 drought rating, but the Okanagan remains in Level 1 based on current water supply. It is expected that the

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Incentive to be water-wise and fire smart

Kelowna Capital News – May 23, 2018

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Mayors get waterwise

Castanet – May 20, 2018 Mayors from around the Okanagan have taken the pledge to get WaterWise. The annual “Make Water Work” program from the Okanagan Basin Water Board seeks buy-in from residents up and down the valley to conserve

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Okanagan communities reaffirm water conservation commitment

Water Canada – May 18, 2018 Okanagan Valley’s mayors gathered yesterday at the UnH20 Gardens to talk water conservation. Following a difficult year of flood, record-breaking temperatures, and as talk turns to the possibility of another drought this year, there

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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

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Pledging to Make Water Work

Kelowna Capital News – May 17, 2018 The Okanagan Basin Water Board kicked off its annual region-wide Make Water Work campaign stressing the need to plan for the possibility of drought this year, despite the current talk of flooding. “It

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OXA plant sale a boost for water-wise gardeners

Kelowna Capital News – May 9, 2018 Last Saturday, the Okanagan Xeriscape Association (OXA) held its seventh annual Xeriscape Plant Sale. Once again it was a huge success. People went home with a great selection of xeriscape plants for their

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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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