Funds flowing into water projects

Okanagan Basin Water Board approves $57,300 in grants to five local projects

  • Apr. 10, 2013 7:00 p.m.

The Okanagan Basin Water Board has approved $57,300 from its water conservation and quality improvement grant program to five local projects.

“This program is a great way to support non-profits and local governments in our region doing on-the-ground, tangible work that improves water in our valley for people and everything else that depends on a stable, clean water supply,” said James Littley, OBWB projects manager.

The Regional District North Okanagan is receiving $20,000 for Kalamalka Lake/Coldstream Creek watershed protection and response, while there is $10,000 for the Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society for invasive mussel prevention.

There is also $4,885 for the Steel Springs Waterworks District for installation of a flow meter to monitor groundwater use.

Okanagan College will get $19,415 for its Kalamalka demonstration garden and RDNO will receive $3,000 for drought awareness signage.