Water Conservation

Did You Know?

There is less water available per person in the Okanagan than anywhere else in Canada, and the Okanagan has one of the highest rates of water use per person in Canada. Outdoor watering of lawns and gardens is a main use of our water. Consider making water-wise choices with tips found on this page. 

Between 2015 and 2018, the Okanagan Basin Water Board undertook an important and enormous project to find out where our Okanagan water is being used.

It compiled water meter data from communities in the North, South and Central Okanagan, and determined that the average Okanagan household uses 1,032 litres of water each day. This is one of the highest rates of water use than anywhere in Canada.

Water use

Every drop counts! The volume of water pumped from the Okanagan Lake Pump Station and Penticton Creek is continuously monitored by flow meters at the treatment plant. The City is focused on ongoing initiatives to conserve this natural resource, including times of restricted water use. On this page you will find ways that you can be more water-wise. 

Tips for making your water work

Save Water in the Yard

Save Water in the Home

Water Saving Tips for Each Season

How Much Water Do You Use?

Drought Management