Water Board breaks ground with Toolkit to help communities conserve water

October 9, 2012

Kelowna, B.C. – The  Okanagan Basin Water Board is once again leading the way  with today’s release of their Topsoil Bylaws Toolkit, providing local governments in this valley and across B.C. with tools to ensure greater water conservation in our communities.

“Topsoil is not the first thing that comes to people’s minds when we talk about water conservation but it’s the soil that holds the water,” explained Anna Warwick Sears, OBWB’s Executive Director.  “We’ve all seen what happens when lawns are rolled out over bare gravel or clay.  Residents end up using tremendous amounts of high-quality drinking water on their lawn to keep the grass green.  Good soil increases water retention and is an effective tool to manage rainwater and reduce water pollution.”

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