Irrigation Valves / Turn On & Off Schedule


GEID expects that the seasonal irrigation services for Farm Status properties will be turned ON over a two–week period in April, focusing on Ellison / Dry Valley from April 3 to April 6, 2018, followed by the Glenmore area from April 9 to April 12, 2018.

The above turn ON schedule also applies to those customers with G Grade properties (Non–Farm status). Those customers that would like their G Grade irrigation service turned ON must notify GEID by Wednesday, March 30, 2018, otherwise their irrigation service will remain OFF.

Customers are reminded that the irrigation valves are operated on a seasonal basis only and cannot be left on year-round. 

Irrigation Valve Turn-On & Off Procedures

We are unable to advise where the operators will be first for these valve turn-off/ons, and where they will be last.  Please note that if a broken or faulty valve is found, the valve will be noted and repaired after other valves are turned off/on.

GEID schedules its water operators to ensure the best use of manpower and time.  Re-directing and diverting these workers from planned jobsites is ineffective, inefficient and costly both to the District and its residents.  For this reason, we are cautious about diverting operators from one site to another without adversely affecting the smooth operations of the District.   GEID makes every effort to turn on/off the valves as quickly as possible however emergencies can alter the irrigation valve schedule.

Irrigation Winterization

When blowing out irrigation lines, please ensure that GEID's meter is protected.  Caution must be taken that no water is blown back through the meter into GEID's watermains as this will cause contamination of the District's system.  In addition, this can damage the meter and other components.  Any damages and costs for repairs of GEID's meters, valves, or other components caused by improper drainage are the responsibility of the landowner.

Sprinkler Head Dole Valves

GEID's bylaws require individual dole valves on all sprinkler heads of the agricultural property's irrigation lines.  GEID's dole valve at the property line does not assist in regulating the flows within the property.  Lack of individual sprinkler head dole valves will result in poor sprinkler performance and inadequate pressure throughout the property's irrigation system.