Monday Mar. 02, 2015

Water Quality Conditions

ParameterLast Test DateMain System (Mission Crk)North End (Scotty Crk)Objective
Raw Turbidity February 04, 2015 Off-Line Off-Line  
System Turbidity February 05, 2015 Off-Line -- < 1.0 NTU
Raw Water        
Total Coliform February 04, 2015 Off-Line -- < 200
Fecal February 04, 2015 Off-Line -- < 200
Treated Water        
Total Coliform February 04, 2015 Off-Line -- 0 / 100 ml
Fecal February 04, 2015 Off-Line -- 0 / 100 ml
Please check out our periodic newsletter under the "Who We Are" tab for updates and general information.

BMID is now providing e-billing. If you would like to have your water bill emailed in the future please contact our office at 250-765-5169 or fill out the form located on this website under the 'forms and guidelines' section. 

Administrator Position - Posting Closed

Black Mountain Irrigation District would like to thank all applicants that applied for the position of Administrator. The short-listed applicants will be contacted in the near future.


The Black Mountain Irrigation District is advising all customers in our sevice area of a temporary change in water quality. BMID has scheduled some major infrastructure works at the district's intake. BMID will be shutting off the main supply of water and will be utilizing water from the BMID groundwater wells and from the Rutland Waterworks District (RWD) wells. It is expected that the change in water source will be from January 28th through to February 25th, 2015, at which time BMID will restore the water supply to Mission Creek.

All water quality will continue to meet the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality and requirements of Interior Health.

Customers may notice that the water may contain a higher level of minerals. Some customers may notice some turbidity and sediment in their water while the changeover in water supply is being activated; however, this condition is temporary and should clear up very quickly. If your water appears cloudy, residents are advised to run their cold water taps for several minutes until the water runs clear.

BMID extends its appreciation to RWD for assisting in providing water supply during this time period.

We apologize to our customers for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your cooperation and patience during this time. If you have any questions, please contact the BMID office at (250) 765-5169.  Thank you.

Winterization of Agricultural Meters:

It is very important for all agricultural meters to be properly winterized. It is the responsibility of each property owner to ensure air or water is not blown backwards through the meter into the BMID system during the winterization of your system. Any damage to the meter due to a property owner's lack of care and attention will be repaired at the owner's expense. BMID crew turned off irrigation during the week of October 14th, at which time they closed the gate valve at the property. The OWNER must ensure this gate vale is OPEN once their irrigtion system has been winterized! Failure to open the gate valve may result in a cracked valve, which would have to be replaced at the property owner's expense. If you have any questions, please contact our office at (250) 765-5169. 

2014 Agricultural Irrigation Shut Offs:

Beginning October 15th, or very shorthly thereafter, BMID will begin shut off procedures for all agricultural irrigation services. To apply for an irrigation extension, come in to our office and fill out the required waiver form. There is a $20 fee for this service and all such requests must be received at BMID no later than Oct 9/14.  Extension requestes received after Oct 15th when the crew has implemented the turn off procedures will incur a charge of $100.00 to help offset the cost of operations & administration involved. Your co-operation in helping us carry out irrigation shut offs in a timely manner is always greatly appreciated. 

Annual Summer Sprinking Regulations:  For all residential customers, BMID follows the Kelowna Joint Water Committee City-wide water sprinkling regulations. Properties with odd-numbered addresses may water their yards on the odd-numbered days of the calendar.  Even-numbered addresses may irrigate on the even-numbered days.  Automatic lawn sprinkling is permitted between the hours of 10:00 pm and 6:00 am on the permitted day. For a copy of the BMID sprinkling policy, click here 

 Water Advisory Definitions

WSABC Turbidity Brief WSABC Turbidity Brief Update

Information Briefs:

Status of Source Water Protection in the BC Southern Interior
To the Minister of Community Services - Viability of Improvement Districts

District News

July, 2014
PUBLIC NOTICE:  On July 21 and July 28, from 3:00 to 8:00 pm Black Mountain Irrigation District will be holding open houses to present information on two subjects, as follows: 

1.  For the rezoning of the lands designated for the Black Mountain Reservoir project to rezone the land from A-1 (Agriculture) to P-4   (Utility).

2.  To provide information on the intent to borrow up to $7,000,000 in funds to pay for construction of the UV Disinfection Facility and Pipelines project.

The opens houses will be held at the Black Mountain Golf Course Clubhouse located at 575 Black Mountain Drive, Kelowna, B.C.

Additional information and files on the rezoning can be found by clicking on the following links:  Rezoning Newsletter; Proposed Land Rezoning Map; Newspaper Ads; Highlights of Presentation.

Additional information and files on the Alternative Approval Process for borrowing of funds can be found by clicking on the following links:  Borrowing Newsletter; AAP Elector Response Form; Newspaper ads; Highlights of  Presentation.

July, 2013
Dam Safety Review
BMID has untertaken a Dam Safety Review of all dams within our jurisdiction.  BMID owns and operates 12 dams in the Mission Creek and Scotty Creek watersheds.  All dams in B.C. fall under the Dam Safety Regulations of the Provincial government who assigns responsibility for dams to the dam owner.  Every 10 years a thorough Dam Safety Review must be carried out by qualified professional engineers that are skilled in the field of dam safety.  The 2013 BMID Dam Safety Review is being completed by Golder Associates and Agua Consulting Inc.

February, 2013
UV Disinfection Facility
BMID has completed the design plans and construction has begun on the new UV disinfection facility at the Black Mountain Reservoir site.  The addition of an ultraviolet disinfection facility will help to alleviate water quality advisories and related events in the future.

October 2008
BC Environmental Assessment
Black Mountain Reservoir
BMID is in the process of carrying out a BC Environmental Assessment for the Black Mountain Reservoir Project. The project description as filed at the BC Environmental Assessment office may be accessed here.

June 2006
BMID receives $30,000 Grant from the Okanagan Basin Water Board
Mission Creek Flow Monitoring Project
Grant monies are to be utilized to provide accurate measurements and monitoring of flow and releases of water to Lower Mission Creek.

Monday, November 28th, 2005
KJWC 2005 Strategic Plan
The Kelowna Joint Water Committee 2005 Strategic Plan is now available.
To review the KJWC 2005 Strategic Plan, it is available under the Maps & Reports section of our website.