Sharing Our Waters
There are many ways we depend on water
There are many, many users of Okanagan Basin water and all are dependent on this limited supply. So, we must protect and share the water.
Not all water use is the same!
Some water use occurs in streams and lakes, such as by wildlife, fisheries, and recreation. Some water is withdrawn from the lake, used, and returned. Municipalities return most of the water they use as treated wastewater. Much of what is not returned is water used outside the home for lawns and gardens. Most water used for agricultural irrigation leaves the basin through plant transpiration or evaporation to the atmosphere.