Glenmore-Ellison Improvement District (GEID) is an independent Public Water Utility providing water to approximately 19,000 people (approximately 6800 service connections) in Kelowna, B.C and parts of the Regional District of Central Okanagan. The District has a  serviceable area of just over 9000 acres.

GEID is one of five water suppliers within the City of Kelowna and is a member of the Kelowna Joint Water Committee. The goal of the Kelowna Joint Water Committee is to develop cooperative water management strategies and to promote efficient water use.  For a map of the area  click here.

The District is governed under the Local Government Act and reports to the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.  The Local Government Act gives local governments authority to deal with a full range of local issues including elections, taxations, services, regulations and planning.  The District’s fees and charges are closely monitored by the Ministry and are levied by way of Bylaws.                       


There are five elected Trustees who represent the Glenmore-Ellison Improvement District.  Each Trustee is a landowner in the District and upon appointment must commit a minimum of three years service to the District.  The Trustees are elected officials who make water-related decisions on behalf of area landowners.

The Board of Trustees of the Glenmore-Ellison Improvement District have always taken in to consideration how their decisions affect the people of the District.  If you have any concerns or comments, your Board is there working on your behalf. The current GEID Trustees are:

Steven Bonn, Chair of Trustees

Bob Fugger, Trustee

Horst Grams, Trustee

Steve Lemke,  Trustee

Lee-Ann Tiede, Trustee



Board of Trustee Meetings are regularly scheduled for the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Noon. Special Meetings are scheduled when necessary.  If you have and questions or concerns that you would like to address to the Trustees, please submit in writing to: GEID TRUSTEES, 445 Glenmore Rd, Kelowna, BC  V1V 1Z6.

The District has 3 distinct servicing areas:  Glenmore, Ellison & McKinley Landing

  • Glenmore - from McKinley Road  to and including the Kelowna Golf & Country Club and from  the Glenmore Highlands to Hwy 97 including Quail Ridge, UBC Okanagan, the Kelowna Airport and the Kelowna Industrial Park.  Water supply is from Okanagan Lake and can be augmented by several wells;

  • Ellison area  - generally the area east of the Airport, from Spencer Rd at the north, to Anderson Rd at the south.  Water supply is from the Postill Lake chain and augmented by a well in Ellison and at the airport;

  • McKinley Landing - the former McKinley Landing WaterWorks System, which includes the general area of Bennett, Arthur, Dewdney and Shayler Rds.  Water supply is from Okanagan Lake.

For LINKS to other Water Districts or for LINKS LIBRARY see bottom of page.

Check the Map below, 
or click here to look up your street to find which utility supplies your water.

Links to other Water Districts in Kelowna:

Rutland Water Works

Black Mountain Irrigation

City of Kelowna

Southeast Irrigation District

Links of Interest and for further information:

American Waterworks Association

Aquifers in British Columbia

BC One Call

BC Water & Waste Association

Canadian Water & Wastewater Assoc.

Drinking Water Protection Act

Environment Canada

Health Canada - Water Quality and Health

Health Canada - Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality

Health Canada - Blue Thumb to water (what a green thumb is to plants)

Health Canada - Chlorinated Disinfections

Interior Health

Irrigation Industry Assoc. of B.C.

Irrigation Water Use and Planning - Province of BC

Irrigation Tips to Conserve Water on the Farm - Province of BC

Kelowna Joint Water Committee

Kelowna Weather Office

Local Government Advisory Services (Municipal Affairs)

Ministry of Environment

Ministry of Agriculture & Lands

Ministry of Health - Public Health Protection: Drinking Water Program

Provincial Emergency Program

Regional District of Central Okanagan

Statutes of British Columbia - Health Act

Water Licensing - Ministry of Environment

Water Treatment Devices

Weather in Kelowna

Water Conservation - Environment Canada

Water Supply Association

Water Saver Home

Water Saver Landscaping


Watertrax  - (go to Information Resources)