Make Water Work in Penticton

Have you taken the pledge to Make Water Work yet?

The City of Penticton is joining regional partners at the Penticton Farmer's Market on Aug. 17 to help residents and visitors learn how they can make water work. Outdoor irrigation accounts for 24 per cent of all Okanagan water use, so the summer is the best time to learn how to save money and use water wisely.

The Okanagan Basin Water Board launched its Make Water Work contest last month, with representatives from member municipalities encouraging residents in each city to pledge to take at least one step that would conserve their water use. There are six different types of pledges residents can take:

  • Only water the lawn between dusk and dawn
  • Water plants, not pavement
  • Leave grass clippings on as mulch
  • Aerate lawns and dress with compost
  • Change out some lawn with drought-tolerate turf and/or native and low-water variety plants

Those who take the pledge are entered into a draw to win a $5,000 WaterWise landscaping make-over. Pledge entries are accepted until Aug. 17, 2014.

Learn more at the Penticton Farmer's Market booth or visit www.MakeWaterWork.ca for information and to take the pledge.