Water

Residents of Canadian Lakeview Estates have been without water for more than 24 hours while they wait for a watermain break to be fixed. (Google Maps image)

Water being restored for North Okanagan neighbourhood

Pipe break leaves Canadian Lakeview Estates residents dry for 24 hours

 

A grant of $5,810,000 will go to the Duteau Creek water treatment plant for UV disinfection. - Morning Star file photo

Repairs require shutdown of North Okanagan city’s water disinfection

Customers asked not to worry, as chlorination still in effect

 

Mara Lake is one of the significant water resources across the Okanagan-Shuswap region that will fall under increasing sustainability pressure as the anticipated population growth for the region continues in this century. (File photo)

Okanagan Valley water supply sustainability reaching a critical point: Global expert

Global expert says Okanagan Basin Water Board offers sustainable path forward

 

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Okanagan Basin Water Board claims managment agency a long-term dream

The idea for a national water management agency was raised by the Trudeau government

  • Oct 10, 2020
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Armstrong Mayor Chris Pieper can celebrate as his community takes home the 2020 Make Water Work Community Champion title. (OBWB-OkWaterWise photo)

North Okanagan takes two wins in water challenge

Okanagan Basin Water Board campaign encourages communities to conserve water outdoors during summer

Armstrong Mayor Chris Pieper can celebrate as his community takes home the 2020 Make Water Work Community Champion title. (OBWB-OkWaterWise photo)
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B.C. paramedics urge caution as summer drowning incidents on the rise in 2020

On average, 67 per cent of B.C.’s water-related deaths occur during June, July and August

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A non-potable water truck arrived at Creek Run mobile home park in Lake Country Friday, July 31, after residents went without running water for more than a week. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Residents at Okanagan mobile home park without water during heat wave

Residents at Creek Run mobile home park have been without running water for more than a week

A non-potable water truck arrived at Creek Run mobile home park in Lake Country Friday, July 31, after residents went without running water for more than a week. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Andrew Reeder, left, manager of operations at the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, Michelle Weisheit, chair of the Willowbrook Water Advisory Committee and Rick Knodel, director for Electoral Area C show the recently installed chlorinator and chlorine tank at the Willowbrook pump station. (Contributed)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen lifts boil water advisory for Willowbrook

Chlorinator and chlorine tank have been installed at Willowbrook pump station

Andrew Reeder, left, manager of operations at the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, Michelle Weisheit, chair of the Willowbrook Water Advisory Committee and Rick Knodel, director for Electoral Area C show the recently installed chlorinator and chlorine tank at the Willowbrook pump station. (Contributed)
Residents enjoy water activities at Saratoga beach near Campbell River. Lifesaving Society, a non-profit that aims to reduce water-related deaths urges citizens to be cautious and mindful of safety measures. Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror

With 18 drowning deaths in B.C this year, advocates urge caution during summer

The age group with the highest risk of drowning are young adults, mostly males between 20-34 according to Lifesaving Society

Residents enjoy water activities at Saratoga beach near Campbell River. Lifesaving Society, a non-profit that aims to reduce water-related deaths urges citizens to be cautious and mindful of safety measures. Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror
Man drowns while swimming in Okanagan Lake

Man drowns while swimming in Okanagan Lake

The incident happened off the shores of West Kelowna on Thursday

Man drowns while swimming in Okanagan Lake
Emergency crews on scene of possible drowning. Image: Dave Ogilvie

Emergency crews conduct CPR on unresponsive person in Okanagan Lake

West Kelowna emergency crews are on scene at the shores of Jubilee Mobile Home Park

Emergency crews on scene of possible drowning. Image: Dave Ogilvie
Rural Lumby water advisory in effect

Rural Lumby water advisory in effect

Boil water notice for Mabel Lake customers

Rural Lumby water advisory in effect
Customers on the Killiney Beach Water System can expect a water service outage Tuesday, June 9, as work is done on the Winchester Control Room. (File photo)

Water service outage planned for Okanagan system

Control room work being done on Killiney Beach Water System on Westside of Okanagan Lake

Customers on the Killiney Beach Water System can expect a water service outage Tuesday, June 9, as work is done on the Winchester Control Room. (File photo)
Summerland’s mayor, Toni Boot was one of the many Okanagan mayors who pledged to use water responsibly and encouraged others to do the same in a quirky video presented by the Okanagan Basin Water Board. (YouTube/Okanagan WaterWise)

Video: Okanagan mayors encourage water conservation this summer

Water conservation this summer could be more important than ever, experts say

Summerland’s mayor, Toni Boot was one of the many Okanagan mayors who pledged to use water responsibly and encouraged others to do the same in a quirky video presented by the Okanagan Basin Water Board. (YouTube/Okanagan WaterWise)
The Killiney Beach water system is no longer under a water quality advisory. The Regional District of Central Okanagan, in collaboration with Interior Health, rescinded the advisory Friday, May 22. (Morning Star - file photo)

Water quality advisory rescinded for Central Okanagan system

Turbidity levels improve enough to rescind advisory issued for Killiney Beach system May 11

The Killiney Beach water system is no longer under a water quality advisory. The Regional District of Central Okanagan, in collaboration with Interior Health, rescinded the advisory Friday, May 22. (Morning Star - file photo)
The Salmon River continued to rise and flow faster on Saturday, May 23 following rainfall in the previous days. (Jim Elliot/ Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon River sees two days of increasing flow following rainy week

The River Forecast Centre has a streamflow advisory in effect for the area

The Salmon River continued to rise and flow faster on Saturday, May 23 following rainfall in the previous days. (Jim Elliot/ Salmon Arm Observer)
A view of the Upper BX Creek sediment basin, captured May 14, 2020. (City of Vernon photo)

Caution advised around North Okanagan creeks

A high streamflow advisory continues in the North Okanagan

A view of the Upper BX Creek sediment basin, captured May 14, 2020. (City of Vernon photo)
A new water storage reservoir is to be constructed in Crofton. (File photo)

Summerland water rates reduced

Changes mean estimated $441,000 in reduced revenues for 2020

A new water storage reservoir is to be constructed in Crofton. (File photo)
The Killiney Beach water system is now under a water quality advisory, due to turbidity in the source, affecting 290 customers. (Morning Star - file photo)

Water quality advisory issued for Central Okanagan system

Turbidity in source affects Killiney Beach system for 290 customers off Westside Road

The Killiney Beach water system is now under a water quality advisory, due to turbidity in the source, affecting 290 customers. (Morning Star - file photo)
Revelstoke Dam spillway released water on May 6. (Photo by Tyson Nicholl)

Video: Revelstoke Dam spillway spectacle

BC Hydro said the recent spillway release was the first for this year

Revelstoke Dam spillway released water on May 6. (Photo by Tyson Nicholl)