Did You Know?

There is LESS water available per person in the Okanagan than anywhere else in Canada.

The Okanagan has one of the highest rates of water use per person in Canada.

The second largest use of water in the Okanagan is used on our household lawns & gardens.

The good news?

YOU can make a difference!

By following our easy tips to limit your outdoor water use, we can all work together to reduce water waste.

The Okanagan is on the front lines of climate change, shifting between flooding and drought, and extreme fire seasons.

As we work to find solutions to these climate events, Make Water Work is aimed at preparing residents with resilient landscapes that can handle wet and dry years, and help ensure a sustainable water supply for our valley.

Ready to test your Okanagan water IQ and find tips to make water work better in your yard?

If you water your yard… make water work smarter!


There are many beautiful plants that thrive in our dry climate! For a full list, check here!


Find water restrictions specific to your utility.