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Improvements in Columbia Basin water conservation

Columbia Basin communities are heading in the right direction on water conservation, but there’s still a way to go.

That’s one of the findings in the latest “State Of The Basin ” report from the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute at Selkirk College.

Researcher Lauren Rethoret says in the five year period from 2009 to 2014 things have improved.

But Rethoret adds the basin still uses about 50% more water per person than the BC average.

The latest report does not include further conservation efforts that might have occurred this year in response to the drought conditions.

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