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Shut off & Winterization of Agricultural Irrigation Meters:
It is important that all agricultural meters are properly winterized. It is the responsiblility of the property owner to ensure air or water is not blown backwards through the meter into the BMID system during the winterization of the system, as this will damage the meter. If a meter requires replacement due to a property owner's lack of care and attention, it will be replaced at the property owner's expense.
BMID crew will begin turning off irrigation during the week of October 15th, 2013, at which time they will close the gate valve at the property. The OWNER MUST ENSURE this gate valve is OPEN once their irrigation system has been winterized. Fairlure to open the gate valve may result in a cracked valve which will have to be replaced at the property owner's expense.
If you have any questions regardng your agricultural meter or the winterization process, please contact our office. Thank you.
Summer Sprinkling 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 12:00 am and 6:00 am on the permitted day.
Irrigation Sprinkling Policy - Enacted: May 25, 2010
WSABC Turbidity Brief & WSABC Turbidity Brief Update
Status of Source Water Protection in the BC Southern Interior
To the Minister of Community Services - Viability of Improvement Districts
Peruse our Newsletters under the "Who We Are" category to review our current projects and local water district information.
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.
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.
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.
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.