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Rural Water Use Agreements


In accordance with the Irrigation Districts Act (IDA Section 19.1), the WID has approved policy ADM 43 for Rural Water Use Agreement. This allows for an owner or lessee of a parcel to enter into an agreement with the district that authorizes the delivery of water for rural water use – which is defined under the IDA as:

(mm.1) ‘rural water use’ means the use of a maximum of 25, 000 cubic meters of water per user for any purpose other than


  • Household purposes

  • The irrigation of irrigation acres recorded on the assessment roll of the district, or

  • The irrigation of acres included in an alternate parcel irrigation agreement


The 2023 rate for a Rural Water Use Agreement is $2040.00 plus GST.


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