In a summer when it mattered most – Okanagan residents pledged to “Make Water Work” in record numbers

August 31, 2015

Kelowna, B.C. – Well the numbers are in… A lucky Kelowna resident has taken the Grand Prize of a $6,000 WaterWise Yard Upgrade and the City of Armstrong is the new “Make Water Work Champion.” But in a summer of drought when it may have mattered most, perhaps the greatest win is the record number of Okanagan residents who pledged to Make Water Work this summer.

Make Water Work (MWW) is a residential outdoor water conservation initiative of the Okanagan Basin Water Board’s Okanagan WaterWise program with local government and utility partners throughout the valley, recognizing we’re all part of “One valley. One water.” The initiative tackles the 2nd largest use of water in the Okanagan – outdoor residential landscapes (mostly lawn) which account for 24% of all water used.

Residents are provided with tips to make water work more effectively and efficiently in their yards, and encouraged to Take the Pledge online at and then entered to win WaterWise yard prizes.

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