Water Quantity

    Conservation Corner: With great risk comes great…..ridicule?

    In the summer of 2006, the City of Kelowna attempted something innovative that involved risk. It removed 20,000 square feet of perfectly good turf at a high profile downtown location and planted Zoysia sprigs in its place. Zoysia is a drought-tolerant grass that should thrive in the Okanagan Valley, but unseasonable rain followed the planting and washed most of the sprigs away before they could root.

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    City of Surrey Implements Metering Incentive Program

    To help homeowners conserve water and save energy costs, the City of Surrey has implemented a voluntary water metering incentive program. The public outreach program that outlined the benefits of metering over flat rate services was key to the City of Surrey making the switch to water metering.

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