Welcome to the WID
The Western Irrigation District provides irrigation water to more than 400 farms and 96,000 acres of land, and supplies municipal water to 12,000 people in four different communities through 1,200 km of canals and pipelines. Like other irrigation districts in Alberta, the WID operates under the rules and procedures of the Irrigation Districts Act. The WID is headquartered in Strathmore, Alberta, which is approximately 40 kilometers east of Calgary.
Receive up to $5,000 in grant funding for upgrades to existing systems and $15,000 for new systems through the Irrigation Efficiency Program. Click Here to learn how!
Receive up to 4,000 in grant funding from the WID Water Efficiency Program. Click Here to learn how!
Alternate Parcel Irrigation Agreements
Would you like more irrigation acres for the 2019 water season, please check out our Alternate Parcel Irrigation Agreements page to rent acres from the owner.
Aquatic Invasive Species
Aquatic Invasive Species (including Quagga and Zebra Mussels) pose a very real threat to Alberta's waterways and irrigation canals and reservoirs!
Learn more about what you can do to prevent these invasive species from becoming a problem in our area