|Spring Floods in Lee Creek Naramata|
50% of our water is used in the garden in the summer, and 20% is lost to pipe leakage. Denmark seems to be the most frugal country using approximately 150 cubic meters, the US and Canada the worst at around 1700 cubic meters per person per year.
The cost of municipal water is 31 cents per cubic meter here, in UK it is $1.28, and in Germany $2.16.
In the house, 35% is used for showers or baths, 30% for flushing, 20% for laundry, 10% for kitchen and drinking, and 5% for cleaning.
|Level control gates allow water from Okanagan Lake into the river at Penticton.|
|What a lot of water! Makes a lot of noise too!|