As summer of wacky weather comes to close in Okanagan, WaterWise residents recognized

September 23, 2017

Kelowna, B.C. – As summer draws to a close, the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) and its Okanagan WaterWise program begin to wrap up their valley-wide residential water conservation campaign “Make Water Work.”

As part of the annual campaign, Okanagan residents are encouraged to visit the Make Water Work website (, review a list of water-saving tips and pledge to conserve. In addition to saving water in our valley, residents are then entered to win prizes, including a $6,000 WaterWise yard upgrade. Yesterday it was announced that Kelowna’s Laurie Weisgarber is this year’s Grand Prize winner.

Called with the good news, Weisgarber couldn’t quite believe it. “No way – you’re kidding! I think I’m going to cry.

“When I heard about Make Water Work, I initially checked out the website to learn more and looked at the check list to make sure I was doing everything I could do. And then when I saw there was a prize I thought ‘Wouldn’t that be nice to have some work done.’ I don’t normally enter contests,” Weisgarber explained, adding she was very aware of the flooding followed by drought this summer and the need to do her part to conserve.

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