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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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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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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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Rain barrels, compost bins popular on Earth Day in Kelowna

Kelowna Capital News – April 22, 2018 Judging by the long lineup of cars long before the gates even opened on Earth Day 2018, water conservation is an important environmental issue for many Kelowna residents. In just under 90 minutes

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Mark Earth Day by planning an eco-friendly yard

Kelowna Capital News – April 20, 2018

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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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The xeriscape way – Making changes in the garden

Kelowna Capital News – March 25, 2018 Spring officially arrived this week. Eager gardeners may finally be able to garden without the threat of yet another snowfall. After last year’s intense heat and drought, many people are making changes to

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