General Irrigation Properties

2017 General Irrigation Rates Announced

The Board of Trustees have passed the Tax and Tolls Bylaws for 2017.

Most rates are derived from the 2015 Water Rate Review, prepared by GEID’s Consultant, Econics, is posted on the right hand tab - see Rates>2015 Water Rate Review - Econics.

General Irrigation METERED Rates for 2017 are as follows:

Properties in this category include Golf Courses, Parks, Sportsfields, and Medians. General Irrigation properties use water seasonally, and are charged only for the 6 months during irrigation season. 

General Irrigation properties will be charged a monthly base rate in accordance with the Meter Size required to service the connection. 

In addition to the base charge, all consumption will be charged at $0.30/m3.  No allotment is included in the base rate. 

METER SIZE

MONTHLY CHARGE

3/4“

$31.26

1”

$41.44

1.5”

$62.16

2”

$98.42

3”

$246.00

4”

$363.00

6”

$648.00

8”

$842.00

10”

$1,040.00

 

Residential (Non-Farm Status) General Irrigation:

 

The G-Grade rate was made available to Non-Farm Status properties in order to provide a lower cost option for larger properties, instead of being categorized under the Residential tiered rates. 

Residential Non-Farm Status properties over 1 acre, who have a second irrigation connection and meter installed (separate from their domestic connection) to capture their outdoor irrigation, will be charged in accordance with the chart above, during the 6 months of irrigation season. In addition to the base charge, all consumption will be charged at $0.30/m3.  No allotment is included in the base rate.  

Please note that the $0.30/m3 rate is an introductory rate to allow time for customers to adjust their watering practices.  This rate is expected to rise annually until full cost recovery is met.  In keeping with the Rate Review calculations, the anticipated rate by 2018/2019 may reach $0.70/m3, however all rates will be reviewed annually by the Board of Trustees.

FOR TIPS ON HOW TO REDUCE YOUR CONSUMPTION, please check out the helpful website at Okanagan Waterwise .