City encourages residents to take WaterWise pledge

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PENTICTON - Residents and visitors will get a chance to learn how they can make water work at next week’s farmers’ market.

City officials and regional partners will be at the market on Saturday, August 17 encouraging residents to take a pledge to conserve their water use. There are six different types of pledges residents can take, including watering plants, not pavement; leaving grass clippings on as mulch; only watering the lawn between dusk and dawn; aerating lawns and dress with compost; and changing out some lawn with drought-tolerate turf and or native and low-water variety plants.

Those who pledge will be entered to win a $5,000 WaterWise landscaping make-over. Pledges are accepted until August 17.

For more information, visit the farmers’ market booth or go to www.MakeWaterWork.ca.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Meaghan Archer at marcher@infotelnews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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