Kelowna, and the Okanagan Valley, is one of the Province's driest areas. The precious water resources we have need to be monitored, protected and managed carefully.
A major initiative of our current Council has been to create a City-wide water system. In 2018 the first major step of this plan was to incorporate the SEKID system into the City-wide system. Council secured Federal and Provincial support for this plan. The kick-off of this work began in July 2018. This will bring a new source of fresh, clean drinking water to the south eastern section of the City. It will also begin the first step toward the City having a resilient system - meaning their will be alternate sources of water to supply Kelowna's drinking water needs. This completed project was very expensive at - $85.9 million dollars.