Castanet – December 4, 2020
A new survey conducted by the Okanagan Basin Water Board has found Okanagan residents are concerned for water conservation and protection.
“Despite being known for our lakes, the Okanagan has among the lowest amounts of water available in Canada and yet we have one of the highest rates of water use,” says OBWB chair Sue McKortoff.
“Anything we can do to make people aware of this precious resource and protect it is important.”
Population growth, climate change and water availability and quality are all challenges that Okanagan water protection faces.
“The survey is an important tool in helping us gauge awareness and understanding of our water issues, which in turn can help guide our public outreach, as well as other water management efforts,” says communications director for the Water Board Corinne Jackson.
A telephone survey conducted by the board included 500 residents throughout the valley, similar to a survey conducted in 2014.