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Taber Irrigation District

TID News: Update Tuesday September 4, 2018:

Billing notices are being mailed this week. Discount date is November 15th.

REMINDER: Irrigators please respect your ditchrider's hours for placing water orders on/off and remember there are NO Sunday water orders. Thanks!

Allocation for 2018 remains at 16"

If short, review options to reallocate between your fields with your ditchrider. Transfers between TID landowners is done through the office. 

Application for Disaster Recovery Assistance:

TID is awaitng a decision on whether we will be covered for the approximate $500,000 cost for response and repairs due to the Spring flooding.

Here is a Summary of TID Overland Flood Damages, complete with photos.

Fall 2018 Newsletter

Spring 2018 Newsletter

Water Builds Community - Gouw Quality Onions and OWC

2017 TID Annual Report

AWC Water Conservation, Efficiency and Productivity Video

Fall 2017 Bulletin

OWC Watershed Fund: You Can Help Support Watershed Health

Alberta Agriculture Drainage Water Quality Fact Sheet



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TID Vision Statement

Our vision is a progressive and cohesive team, supporting the diverse needs of our water users through a heritage of efficient operations, a drive for continuous improvment, and a spirit of collaboration toward responsible water management in Specialty Crop Country

TID Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide sufficient, quality water to our rate payers through collaborative planning, regular upgrading, proactive maintenance and cost-effective operation, enabled by an informed board and dedicated staff using sustainable management practices


"We value the contributions of the irrigation pioneers from whose legacy we operate, and the sound decisions of previous boards and staff that have built a strong foundation."

An excellent history of irrigation in the Oldman Basin can be gained from reading "Quenching the Prairie Thirst - A History of the Magrath Irrigation District, Raymond Irrigation District, Taber Irrigation District, St. Mary River Irrigation District", by John F. Gilpin. We have copies available at our office, but here are the chapters relating to the Taber Irrigation District*:

  • Chapter 9: From the Bountiful Canal Company to the Taber Irrigation District 1908-1917
  • Chapter 10: Drought and Expansion through the Creation of Irrigation Districts 1918-1926
  • Chapter 11: The Taber Irrigation District 1919-1946

*Posted with Permission of the St. Mary River Irrigation District, Copyright 2000 SMRID.