The Village of Radium Hot Springs has just recently signed onto the Columbia Basin’s Trust (CBT) Water Smart Program.
The program aims to decrease net water consumption, and provides water conservation tips to residents.
Radium is now one of 22 communities in the Columbia Basin who has signed on for this program.
Radium’s Water Smart Ambassador, Kara Haugseth, said that Radium’s signing-on was a great opportunity for the community.
“Practising decreased water consumption can also mean that if the community is going to expand, there won’t need to be any big changes to improving the water infrastructure,” said Haugseth.
As the Radium Water Smart Ambassador, it is Haugseth’s job to spread awareness and information about the program.
She will be appearing at various community events now with brochures and information pamphlets.
“People can make landscape and water irrigation assessment appointments with me as well,” said Haugseth. “I can show and help them save water from there.”
CBT’s Water Smart Program is a part of the Water Smart initiative, which focuses on keeping the water resources in the Columbia Basin conserved as human population and activity increases.