Water

Stage two water restrictions are in place for the Star Place, Falcon Ridge, Killiney Beach, Sunset Ranch, Upper Fintry-Shalal Road-Valley of the Sun and Westshore water systems (Black Press file photo).

Thirsty Okanagan lawns can only drink twice each week

Water restrictions are in place for customers of the RDCO water systems

 

Just as the first heat wave of summer hits the North Okanagan, a water quality advisory due to higher bacteria levels than allowed has forced the closure of Vernon’s Kin Beach on Okanagan Lake. (Morning Star - file photo)

Okanagan beach closed in heat wave due to water quality advisory

Higher bacteria levels than allowed in Okanagan Lake has forced temporary closure of Vernon’s Kin Beach

 

Interior Health and the District of Lake Country continue to monitor the algae bloom on Wood Lake (Vernon Morning Star)

Caution urged with visible algae blooms on Wood Lake

Lake Country, RDCO, and Interior Health are monitoring the lake

 

Kelowna council is getting an update on the Mission Creek Restoration Initiative. (Photo contributed)

Managing Mission Creek for the future

Ongoing restoration plan seeks to restore natural functions to the lower reaches of the creek

Kelowna council is getting an update on the Mission Creek Restoration Initiative. (Photo contributed)
Sandbags for Lake Country residents living near Okanagan Lake are available at 15708 Whiskey Cove Road. (File photo)

Sandbags available for Lake Country residents

Crews are also monitoring other waterways in Lake Country

Sandbags for Lake Country residents living near Okanagan Lake are available at 15708 Whiskey Cove Road. (File photo)
Area where water is shut off.

Water main break in Lake Country

Water has been shut off in the area of Towgood and Oyama Roads

  • Jun 13, 2022
Area where water is shut off.
(Black Press file photo)
(Black Press file photo)
The Peachland Creek Watershed serves as a domestic water supply source for Peachland residents and creek feeding tributaries into Okanagan Lake. (File photo)

Residents encouraged to be waterwise as Okanagan Lake below full pool

Visit www.MakeWaterWork.ca and pledge to make water work better

The Peachland Creek Watershed serves as a domestic water supply source for Peachland residents and creek feeding tributaries into Okanagan Lake. (File photo)
(Contributed - B.C. CO Service)

8 charged, 3 vessels ordered off Kalamalka and Wood Lake

B.C. CO Service tweeted eight charges were handed out to anglers

(Contributed - B.C. CO Service)
A man’s body was recovered from Long Lake after he was reported missing over the weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man’s body recovered from Nanaimo lake after apparent drowning

Victim went for a swim Sunday, searchers found body Monday

A man’s body was recovered from Long Lake after he was reported missing over the weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
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

The Okanagan Basin Water Board has launched its Make Water Work campaign for 2022. (Black Press file photo)
Kelowna's three water parks will be open until the Labour Day Weekend. (Photo/City of Kelowna)

Splashing, summer fun set for Saturday in Kelowna

The city’s three splash parks are opening for the season.

Kelowna's three water parks will be open until the Labour Day Weekend. (Photo/City of Kelowna)
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

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

Short notice on water rate increase for Kelowna golf courses irks city councillors

City staff let the parties know May 6, that a report would be going to council the following Monday

(File Photo)
(Photo/Google Maps)

Fraser Lake Dam in Upper Mission being rebuilt

The trail link across the Frazer Lake Dam in the Upper Mission…

(Photo/Google Maps)
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)
Properties in red will be without water service on May 10 (District of Lake Country)

Planned water outage in Oyama for May 10

The district says a boil water notice will be implemented following the outage

Properties in red will be without water service on May 10 (District of Lake Country)
The Peachland Creek Watershed serves as a domestic water supply source for Peachland residents and creek feeding tributaries into Okanagan Lake. (File photo)

UBCO research team brings Peachland watershed study to public

Forum seeks input; set for April 28, 7 p.m., at Peachland Community Centre

The Peachland Creek Watershed serves as a domestic water supply source for Peachland residents and creek feeding tributaries into Okanagan Lake. (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)
Kelowna City Hall. (File photo)

City of Kelowna investing millions in waterworks projects for 2022

Wastewater and stormwater protection projects on the list

Kelowna City Hall. (File photo)
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