Water

The Okanagan Basin Water Board has launched its Make Water Work campaign for 2022. (Black Press file photo)

Okanagan residents encouraged to get the most out of their water use

The Okanagan Basin Water Board’s ‘Make Water Work’ campaign is back ahead of the 2022 summer season

 

Due to turbidity in spring run-off, outdoor water restrictions are now in effecct for Grindrod Water customers. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Outdoor restrictions in place for Grindrod Water customers

Turbidity found in the spring run-off leads to restrictions put in place Tuesday, May 17

 

The boil water advisory for areas on Williams Lake's west side has now been rescinded. (File photo)

Lake Country boil water notice downgraded

The notice was issued after a planned water outage on May 10

  • May 16, 2022

 

The Duteau Creek Water Treatment Facility will be supplying Greater Vernon Water customers for the time being as of Wednesday, May 11, after the Kal Lake Water Source was turned off due to turbidity. (Morning Star - file photo)

Greater Vernon Water source switched

Kal Lake source turned off effective Wednesday, May 11; Duteau Creek Water Treatment supplying water

The Duteau Creek Water Treatment Facility will be supplying Greater Vernon Water customers for the time being as of Wednesday, May 11, after the Kal Lake Water Source was turned off due to turbidity. (Morning Star - file photo)
Drinking water. (sonsart/Shutterstock)

UPDATE: Water to shut off for Mabel Lake customers moved to Monday, May 16

Planned construction work will shut off service for nine hours; was to have happened Thursday, May 12 (today)

Drinking water. (sonsart/Shutterstock)
(File photo)

UPDATE: Water restrictions rescinded for Greater Vernon areas

Shipping delays slowed repairs to BX water infrastructure, but work was completed over weekend

(File photo)
Stage 3 water restrictions for Vernon’s North BX and Foothills neighbourhoods have been implemented effective immediately until a critical piece of water infrastructure is fixed. (Black Press - file photo)

Pair of Vernon neighbourhoods placed on Stage 3 water restrictions

Customers of GVW in North BX and Foothills affected as piece of infrastructure is being repaired

Stage 3 water restrictions for Vernon’s North BX and Foothills neighbourhoods have been implemented effective immediately until a critical piece of water infrastructure is fixed. (Black Press - file photo)
The Mission Creek Restoration Initiative in Kelowna is one of 15 projects to receive funding from the Okanagan Basin Water Board. (OBWB photo)

Okanagan communities soak up water grants

Okanagan Basin Water Board doles out nearly $350,000 to 15 projects Valley-wide

The Mission Creek Restoration Initiative in Kelowna is one of 15 projects to receive funding from the Okanagan Basin Water Board. (OBWB photo)
Mabel Lake Water Utility customers have been alerted that planned leak detection work will happen on Thursday, April 21, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., and the work may impact the water supply and quality. (File photo)

Mabel Lake Water Utility customers advised of planned work

Eight-hour leak detection work slated for Thursday, April 21, could affect water supply and quality

Mabel Lake Water Utility customers have been alerted that planned leak detection work will happen on Thursday, April 21, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., and the work may impact the water supply and quality. (File photo)
The Okanagan Basin Water Board recently unveiled its Source Water Protection Toolkit to the Regional District Central Okanagan. (Photo/Black Press Media)

Okanagan Basin Water Board says cooperation vital to protecting drinking water

‘We’re facing complex challenges but we do have many tools to protect drinking water sources’

The Okanagan Basin Water Board recently unveiled its Source Water Protection Toolkit to the Regional District Central Okanagan. (Photo/Black Press Media)
Tom Ouchi and Mas Sakakibara discuss the Ways of Water in Greater Vernon. (Vernon Museum photo)

Ways of Water drive North Okanagan development

History of Grey Canal reveals settlement roots

Tom Ouchi and Mas Sakakibara discuss the Ways of Water in Greater Vernon. (Vernon Museum photo)
(Barry Gerding/Black Press)

Lake Country residents battle noise as farmers use choppers to keep cherry crops dry

Excess water causes the cherry to split and no longer good for harvest

  • Apr 11, 2022
(Barry Gerding/Black Press)
Cranbrook business and property owners are encouraged to flush their water lines ahead of reopening. All it takes is running the cold water tap for several minutes. (Cranbrook Townsman file)

Water off for hundreds of Vernon residents

Emergency repairs underway and could take 8 hours or longer

Cranbrook business and property owners are encouraged to flush their water lines ahead of reopening. All it takes is running the cold water tap for several minutes. (Cranbrook Townsman file)
The Okanagan Basin Water Board makes six recommendations to fight invasive mussels. (File photo/Cap News)

Okanagan Basin Water Board pushes province for action on invasive mussels

‘If we are B.C.’s number one destination for mussel-infested watercraft, we need to be better prepared’

The Okanagan Basin Water Board makes six recommendations to fight invasive mussels. (File photo/Cap News)
Three people have been taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital in stable condition after two canoes reportedly overturned and capsized in Okanagan Lake near Beachcomber Bay Wednesday afternoon, March 30. (File photo)

Trio taken to Vernon hospital after canoes capsize

Incident happened on Okanagan Lake near Beachcomber Bay at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30

Three people have been taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital in stable condition after two canoes reportedly overturned and capsized in Okanagan Lake near Beachcomber Bay Wednesday afternoon, March 30. (File photo)
First responders were called to the pond near the Okanagan College Salmon Arm Campus about 9 a.m. Thursday, March 24 after a dog and a woman went through the ice. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Woman, dog helped to shore from Salmon Arm pond after dog goes through thin ice

Passersby do initial rescue, woman taken to hospital for check up, fire department issues warning

First responders were called to the pond near the Okanagan College Salmon Arm Campus about 9 a.m. Thursday, March 24 after a dog and a woman went through the ice. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Planned leak detection work on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. may impact water supply and quality for customers on the Mabel Lake Water Utility in the areas near Walker and Dolly Varden Roads. (Black Press - file photo)

North Okanagan water utility undergoes work

Leak detection work Wednesday, March 23, may affect some customers of the Mabel Lake Water Utility

Planned leak detection work on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. may impact water supply and quality for customers on the Mabel Lake Water Utility in the areas near Walker and Dolly Varden Roads. (Black Press - file photo)
View of Okanagan Lake from Okanagan Lake Park. (BC Parks photo)

Okanagan Nation Alliance earns full voting rights on water board

Join three regional district boards on Okanagan Basin Water Board

View of Okanagan Lake from Okanagan Lake Park. (BC Parks photo)
A precautionary water quality advisory has been issued Tuesday, March 1, for customers on the Grindrod Water system after a power outage caused a loss of water. (Black Press file photo)

Grindrod water customers under precautionary advisory

Power outage resulted in loss of water, and advisory being issued Tuesday, March 1

A precautionary water quality advisory has been issued Tuesday, March 1, for customers on the Grindrod Water system after a power outage caused a loss of water. (Black Press file photo)
Flood damage in the town of Princeton caused by the atmospheric river rainfall in November 2020 across southern B.C. (File photo)

B.C. budget gives emphasis to water management, climate change

Okanagan Basin Water Board pleased with new budget

Flood damage in the town of Princeton caused by the atmospheric river rainfall in November 2020 across southern B.C. (File photo)