Okanagan water board pours grants

Six North Okanagan water conservation and quality improvement projects have been given the green light.

Six North Okanagan water conservation and quality improvement projects have been given the green light.

Initiatives in Spallumcheen, Armstrong and Greater Vernon have received a total of $57,900 in grants from the Okanagan Basin Water Board.

“The water in this valley is all connected,” said Anna Warwick Sears, OBWB executive director.

There is $15,000 going towards wireless control of the reservoir level in the Steele Springs Waterworks District in Spallumcheen.

Armstrong is receiving $16,300 for residential water metering while Okanagan College gets $4,000 for a demonstration garden at its Kalamalka campus.

The Greater Vernon grants include $10,000 for Coldstream Creek restoration, $8,000 for landscape irrigation auditing and $4,600 for a rain barrel workshop.