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RDNO Encourages Farmers to Sign up for E-alerts

Posted Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Spring irrigation startup will begin in Mid-April for many farms, and the Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) is reminding agricultural water customers to sign up for our water supply e-alert service to get updates without having to wait for the mail.

The RDNO’s Greater Vernon Water utility, along with several other utilities, has partnered with the Okanagan Basin Water Board and the BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative to improve communication about water supply in the Okanagan. Producers will also receive reminders for turn on/off dates and notifications when water use allocation information is updated on AgConnect.

“Signing up for the service was quick, and it’s great to be able to choose how I receive alerts – email, text, or voicemail. I appreciate the reminder for getting my meter set up in the spring and the supply updates throughout the year give me the confidence that I’m making decisions for my farm with the complete information,” said Tom Ouchi, local vegetable and tree fruit producer.

To subscribe:

  • Navigate to www.obwb.ca/alerts.
  • Select your water supplier, Greater Vernon Water, then enter your email address and/or cell phone number and indicate the way you want to receive alerts (text, email, or voice mail).

To subscribe to other RDNO e-alerts, visit www.rdno.ca/subscribe. Options include the Emergency Management Program, the Board Bulletin, Parks and Trails, Recreation and Culture and Waste Management.