Water Use Statistics
Per-capita water use in Kelowna has been dropping steadily ever since water meters were installed in 1996, and a user-pay rate was implemented in 1998.
Water consumption is measured in cubic metres (m3)
One cubic metre = 1,000 litres = 220 gallons
Total water use in Kelowna has increased by just two per cent since 1995, despite a 30 per cent increase in population over the same period.
Improvements are being made, but much still needs to be done. When the water conservation program began in 1996, Kelowna residents were among the highest water users in North America. Now, Kelowna is no longer even classified among the highest water users in British Columbia.