Slow it. Spread it. Sink it!

The Okanagan Basin Water Board has an excellent guide to rainfall capture and runoff control for local residents that is a perfect fit for the Kettle River watershed. Learn about how to understand rainfall and runoff on your property, and design projects to take advantage of rainfall and decrease problems associated with stormwater in built-up areas!


Slow It. Spread It. Sink It.The Slow it. Spread it. Sink it! An Okanagan Homeowner’s Guide to Using Rain as a Resource is an easy-to-use guidebook, showing local residents how they can easily capture and re-use the water that falls on their property.

There are many reasons for collecting and using rainwater.  First, the water that comes out of our taps has been cleaned and treated at great cost to your water provider – and you, the taxpayer. Using treated water on our gardens, and for other non-consumptive purposes, is not money well-spent.  As more and more communities adopt the use of water meters, and we start paying for the amount of water we use, saving water will mean saving money.

Find Slow it. Spread it. Sink it! (7MB PDF) here.

Outdoor Water Use