Irrigation/Infrastructure Renewal Taxes and Other Rates

2017 Rates (Tax Bylaw pending registration)

Annual Irrigation & Infrastructure Renewal (property) taxes are charged based on land size.  The classifications are as follows:

A grade       $105.00/acre     For those properties of 1 acre or more classified as Farm Status by the BC Assessment Authority, or as determined by the Board of Trustees, having an existing irrigation connection separate from the domestic connection, where treated water is delivered to property line.        

C grade     $162.00/acre      For those parcels of land used for, but not limited to, a business, institution, industrial or commercial establishment, or land pending development, where treated water is delivered to property line.

E grade         No tax               For all serviced lands that are exempt from taxation as outlined under the Local Government Act.        

G grade      $162.00/acre     For those properties over 1 acre or more,  NOT classified as Farm Status and having an existing irrigation connection separate from the domestic connection, where treated water is delivered to the property line.         

G-2 grade    $84.00/acre      For those parcels of Non-Farm Status land to which non-chlorinated water is delivered with no guarantee of pressure to property line.      

M grade      $126.00/acre     For those parcels of land on which is situated a multiple family dwelling or more than six single-family dwellings, or land pending development, where treated water is delivered to property line.

R grade      $162.00/acre   For those parcels of land of less than 1 acre on which is situated a residence and includes single family dwellings, duplexes, fourplexes, secondary suites, carriage homes and pickers' cabins, or land pending development, where treated water is delivered to property line. 

S-1 grade   $159.00/acre     For those strata complexes, or land pending development, where treated water is delivered and where GEID owns/operates the internal water system.

Other 2017 Rates: 

For properties that are Tax Exempt under the Local Government Act, a Water Service Toll for Infrastructure Renewal purposes is billed monthly in addition to regular tolls:

$13.50 acre/month  -  Properties used for commercial/industrial/institutional/industrial/business purposes.

$8.75 acre/month  -  Properties with Farm Status and used for agricultural purposes, specifically the production of a saleable crop as determined by the Board of Trustees. 

$10.50 acre/month  -  Properties used for academic purposes or deemed as a campus area by the Trustees.