Okanagan Basin Water Board urges residents to conserve in face of drought

July 21, 2015

Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) is urging residents to do their part to conserve water and help prevent a provincial declaration of Level 4 Drought in the Okanagan.

“We are at ‘Level 3 Drought.’ The entire south coast and southern Vancouver Island is in Drought 4, and watersheds around us are under review,” noted Anna Warwick Sears, OBWB Executive Director.  “We’re appealing to the public to observe the Province of B.C.’s request for a 30% reduction in water use.”

Many Okanagan utilities are still on odd/even watering days, added Sears. For residential users to conserve 30%, that can be achieved by moving to 2-days/week watering restrictions. And if you must water outdoors, make water work more efficiently and effectively. Find easy but effective tips at www.MakeWaterWork.ca.

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