Watering Restrictions:

Kelowna’s four major water utilities have assigned day, water conservation measures in place to help to reduce peaks in water use, reducing the high demands on our water delivery system at any given time. This allows the system to keep up with the demands for drinking water, irrigation, commercial use and storage for fire protection.

Drought conditions in the Okanagan have potential to be very high this summer, with high temperature and low precipitation.  GEID reminds all water users that it is critical to conserve water now wherever possible.  Making reductions to limit unnecessary water use will help to reduce the need to advance water restrictions later in the season or next year should a multi-year drought occur.

For water-use efficiency tips and to learn how to prepare for drought, please visit www.obwb.ca

Current ‘NORMAL’ Residential Water Use Restrictions:

Water Restrictions

FREE IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT FIELD DAYS!

The Climate & Agriculture Initiative is offering free irrigation management field days in May and July that might be of interest to farmers in our communities.  Heat domes and drought are becoming a regular part of Okanagan summers.  Find out how to fine tune your irrigation system to help ensure you have enough water during the production season to grow your crops.  Join certified irrigation specialists Bruce Naka and Andrew Bennett for one of three field days focused on irrigation management for dry conditions and a changing climate.

Okanagan Irrigation Management Field Days 2022: 3 locations. 3 production systems (field vegetables, forage, tree fruits)

Field Vegetables
Tuesday May 31, 2022
Davison Orchard, Vernon
Register here

 

Forage
Monday July 25, 2022
Thomas Ranch, Okanagan Falls
Register here

 

Tree Fruit

Tuesday July 26, 2022
Apple orchard, Summerland
Register here

Topics:

  • Irrigation 101 for different production systems
  • How to improve irrigation system efficiencies to adapt to peak water demand
  • “Trickle trunk” of irrigation tools to try out
  • New irrigation resources for the Okanagan
  • PLUS: At each field day you could win a free irrigation assessment (to help you better understand your irrigation system and how to improve it). Some restrictions apply.

Free to attend. Light refreshments provided.

Contact harmony at harmony@climateagriculturebc.ca with questions.

Learn About Water Conservation:

Environmental Operators Certification Program
Okanagan Basin Water Board
Water Supply Association of BC

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ELECTION OF TRUSTEES 2022 - RESULTS

Results from the 2022 GEID Trustee Election are:

 

Bonn, Steven: 118
James, Graeme: 77

 

Congratulations to STEVEN BONN who was re-elected to the Board for another three year term!

Thank you to everyone who voted!