Agricultural Irrigation (A-Grade) and General Irrigation (G-Grade) Turn on Dates

Seasonal irrigation is available from the beginning of April to the end of September, in accordance with GEID’s water license provisions. A-Grade irrigation turn-ons are scheduled to occur the first and second week of April 2021. All irrigation should be on by the end of the second week of April 2021.

As per GEID Tolls Bylaw #220, owners of G–Grade properties that wish to irrigate will be billed bimonthly during the irrigation season only. G-Grade properties are assessed as having Non-Farm Status as determined by the BC Assessment Authority and have an existing irrigation connection separate from a domestic connection.

If you are a G-Grade property owner and would like to have the GEID crew turn ON your irrigation service, please contact GEID NO LATER than March 30, 2021 to provide your name and property address for the activation.

Late irrigation turn-on requests will be accommodated but will incur a $50 Turn-On Fee.

Annual District System Flushing

Crews will perform annual water main flushing throughout the District from September 17th to October 31st , between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

System flushing is required to ensure optimum water quality and removes any sediment deposits that may accumulate over time.

Customers of GEID are advised that during these periods, you may experience lower than normal water pressure and some temporary discoloration when crews are working in your area. To avoid any inconvenience, please check your water clarity prior to use. If you experience discoloration, run your cold water taps until the water runs clear.

For any further information, please call the GEID office at 250-763-6506.


The Final Phase of construction is now COMPLETE. The domestic and agricultural supply systems in the Ellison area have now been separated. Domestic water for these properties and ALL properties within GEID’s boundaries are now supplied from our Okanagan Lake source, treated with both UV and chlorine disinfection. Mill Creek water is now only used for agricultural supply. Please be advised that the agricultural supply system in the Ellison area is NOT to be used for domestic purposes, as ongoing monitoring and disinfection will not be being maintained to the same standard.

Thank you for your patience during the duration of this project.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office at 250.763.6506.