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In the news

Sept. 10, 2021 – Peachland dethrones Armstrong for Okanagan water conservation title, Black Press

August 14, 2021 – Okanagan now at Level 4 drought – people asked to conserve water, Castanet

August 14, 2021 – Okanagan now at Drought Level 4 – government asking residents to reduce water use, Global Okanagan

August 14, 2021 – Okanagan basin moves to drought level 4, CBC TV Vancouver News

August 14, 2021 – Government declares Level 4 drought in Okanagan_S. Okanagan, Times Chronicle

August 14, 2021 – Drought now at level 4 in the Okanagan, AM1150

August 13, 2021 – Okanagan drought, the impacts, and what residents can do, CBC Daybreak South

July 30, 2021 – Drought impacts on Okanagan streams and fish, CBC Daybreak South

July 29, 2021 – Okanagan Lake hits lowest level since 2003, Vernon Morning Star

July 29, 2021 – Stage 3 Water Restrictions take effect on Friday for Oliver water system users, Castanet

July 17, 2021 – Okanagan drought killing fish and exposing need for major water management change, iNFOnews
July 16, 2021 – Okanagan Valley upgraded to level 3 drought conditions, Global Okanagan

July 10, 2021 – COLUMN – Managing Summerland’s water resource, Summerland Review

June 28, 2021 – Use water wisely during heat wave: City of Kelowna, Kelowna Now

June 27, 2021 – ‘Too early to tell’ drought’s impacts on Okanagan agriculture, Castanet

June 23, 2021 – Okanagan residents challenged to ‘make water work’, Global Okanagan

June 20, 2021 – Okanagan Mayors call to action on water conservation,  Castanet

June 14, 2021 – Extremely dry spring brings water shortage worries to the South Okanagan,  Penticton Western News

June 8, 2021 – Okanagan bracing for what could be a severe drought this summer, Global Okanagan

June 7, 2021 – Drought preparations underway for the Okanagan Vernon Matters

May 21, 2021 – With reservoirs at below average levels, Greater Vernon Water suggests prepping for a dry summer, Global Okanagan

May 3, 2021 – Easy on the hose water hog, Penticton Herald

April 29, 2021 – Watering restrictions in Penticton start May 1, Penticton Western News

October 1, 2020 – City and township make water work history, Okanagan Advertiser

October 1, 2020 – Armstrong mayor gives Spallumcheen kudos for tough water competition Vernon Morning Star

September 18, 2020 – Armstrong wins WaterWise event…again Beach Radio

September 17, 2020 – City of Armstrong wins title in Make Water Work campaign Castanet

September 17, 2020 – Armstrong crowned champion in Make Water Work campaign Vernon Morning Star

September 17, 2020 – Okanagan Communities Vie for Champion Title in Water Conservation Competition WaterCanada

June 22, 2020 – Armstrong returns to main water source after spring season Castanet

June 5, 2020 – Okanagan Mayors lend support to virtual water conservation challenge Oliver Chronicle

June 5, 2020 – Mayor McKortoff lends support to virtual water conservation challenge Times Chronicle

May 27, 2020 – Can Peachland be Make Water Work champs two years in row? Peachland View

May 25, 2020 – Okanagan mayors show how they conserve water in their yards Castanet

May 25, 2020 – Video: Okanagan mayors encourage water conservation this summer – Could be more important than ever, experts say Kelowna Capital News

September 9, 2019 – Water – don’t waste a drop Castanet

September 6, 2019 – Peachland beats out Armstrong for water conservation contest Kelowna Capital News

June 23, 2019 – Drought Warning for Okanagan Residents AM1150

June 21, 2019 – Drought declared for Valley The Kelowna Daily Courier

June 21, 2019 – Voluntary water restrictions urged in the Okanagan as drought concerns rise Infotel News

June 21, 2019 – Time to reduce water use says water board Kelowna Capital News

June 20, 2019 – Okanagan elevated to Level 3 drought rating, water conservation urged Global News

June 16, 2019 – Oliver gets water restrictions Castanet

June 15, 2019 – Possible water restrictions in Vernon Vernon Morning Star

June 12, 2019 – Okanagan raised to level two drought rating Global News

June 11, 2019 – Level 2 drought warning Castanet

May 22, 2019 – Kelowna school joins valley-wide initiative to cut back on water usage Kelowna Now

May 17, 2019 – Okanagan mayors urge citizens to conserve water Kelowna Capital News

May 16, 2019 – Stay WaterWise, kids Castanet

May 16, 2019 – Make Water Work campaign encourages water conservation in Okanagan valley Global News

Make Water Work Story Series

FEATURE – Gwen Steele: Xeriscape works for longtime gardener, Vernon Morning Star

FEATURE: John and Maria Byland – Nursery making water work, Vernon Morning Star

FEATURE – Don Triggs & Culmina Family Estate Winery: Vineyard on cutting edge of farming, Penticton Western News

FEATURE – Janet Armstrong & Lloyd Davies: Xeriscaping can create beautiful yards, Vernon Morning Star

FEATURE – Barry Paull: Turf thirsty turf and replace with drought-tolerant material, Kelowna Capital News

FEATURE – Eva Antonijevic: Choose plants suitable to our dry climate, Kelowna Capital News

FEATURE – Bruce Naka: Don’t let automated irrigation get lazy, Kelowna Capital News

FEATURE – Dean Dack: Compost great for your plants and uses water efficiently, Kelowna Capital News

Media Releases

October 12, 2018 – Okanagan Residents Commit to Conversation – Win WaterWise Yard Prizes

May 17, 2018 – Okanagan mayors trade gavel for gardening gloves & encourage water conservation

In The News

October 21, 2018 – Winners announced in water conservation contest Kelowna Daily Courier

October 17, 2018 – Water Board recognizes water conservation winners Castanet

August 24, 2018 – Okanagan moves into drought level two as hot, dry summer continues Global Okanagan

August 24, 2018 – Drought level raised in the Okanagan as rain remains scarce InfoNews

August 8, 2018 – Preparing for Okanagan Valley’s water future Kelowna Capital News

June 26, 2018 – Level 1 drought rating remains for Okanagan Valley SummerlandReview

May 23, 2018 – Editorial: Incentive to be water-wise and fire smart Kelowna Capital News

May 20, 2018 – Mayors get WaterWise Castanet

May 18, 2018 – Okanagan Communities Reaffirm Water Conservation Commitment Water Canada

May 17, 2018 – Pledging to Make Water Work Kelowna Capital News

Media Releases

Sept. 22, 2017 – As summer of wacky Okanagan weather comes to end, WaterWise residents 

June 14, 2017 – Okanagan mayors gather to encourage conservation in face of weather extremes

In The News

Sept. 25, 2017 – Make Water Work Castanet

Sept. 23, 2017 – Kelowna resident Make Water Work champ Kelowna Capital News

Sept. 22, 2017 – WaterWise residents recognized by Okanagan Basin Water Board KelownaNow

July 6, 2017 – From floods to drought Castanet

June 23, 2017 – Opinion: From the Mayor’s desk – Returning to normal Peachland View

June 16, 2017 – In the midst of historic flooding officials asking you to conserve waterInfoNews Kelowna

June 16, 2017 – Water conservation still key this summer Kelowna Capital News

June 15, 2017 – Water restrictions – Make Water Work CBC Radio -Daybreak South

June 14, 2017 – Make Water Work Castanet

June 14, 2017 – Mayors kick off Make Water Work campaign KelownaNow

June 14, 2017 – Okanagan mayors urge water conservation despite flood Global Okanagan

June 14, 2017 – Water Board brings back conservation challenge AM1150

June 14, 2017 – Water Still At Premium Despite Lake Levels 1075 Kiss FM Vernon