Sewage Facilities Assistance

One of the Okanagan Basin Water Board’s oldest programs, for more than 40 years sewage facilities grants have helped Okanagan communities make dramatic reductions in nutrient loading to lakes and streams.

The OBWB provides a locally-based source of funds to match provincial infrastructure dollars, under the principle that clean water benefits all Basin residents.

In 2016, the OBWB delivered $1,649,030 in Sewage Facilities Assistance grants to local governments to upgrade sewage treatment plants and help communities move from septic to sewer.