Outdoor water use targeted

September 16, 2014

Kelowna Capital News – September 16, 2014

At the annual general meeting of the Okanagan Basin Water Board held Sept. 5, guest speaker Deborah Curran (University of Victoria professor in environmental law and sustainability) ended her presentation on the new B.C. Water Sustainability Act by stating that the biggest pot of water available for future use in the Okanagan is what is currently used for urban irrigation.

Twenty-four per cent of all water used in the Okanagan goes onto residential landscapes. Indoors, we use seven per cent, while agriculture accounts for 55 per cent, golf courses five per cent, and parks and open spaces two per cent (www.obwb.ca/wsd/keyfindings/water-use).

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