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ADMINISTRATION

The Administration department provides direct services to water users and others through reception, land services (including water use agreements), crossing agreements, bill and invoice processing, and coordination of services. Indirect services are behind-the-scenes activities that keep the district running such as human resources, health & safety, accounting, planning, website maintenance, collaboration with neighbour agencies, and preparation for and participation in TID board, Irrican board and Main Canal Advisory Committee and other meetings and conferences.

Our Quality Product

We value delivering a reliable supply of clean water in a timely manner.

Our Efficient Operation

We value fiscal responsibility, sustainability and maximizing efficiency and productivity in our operations with a hands-on, straightforward, no-nonsense management approach.

Our Distribution System

TID District Map.pdf

TID LAND SERVICES

TID maintains a list of parcels of land to which we deliver water, tracks the water license the diversion falls under and the type of water use. TID also maintains an accounting of the land classification that specifies how much of the land is irrigated in determining the acreage that a parcel may have under irrigation, as prescribed by the Irrigation Districts Act. TID Land Services prepares water agreements and accommodates the puchase and sale of water right acres. Currently TID has water right acres for sale at a rate of $1000/ac for assessed lands meeting irrigability and other related requirements and already within, or eligible to be petitioned into, the Taber Irrigation District.

Activities permitted on TID easements MAY include:

Daily non-invasive surface enjoyment

Turf, soil, gravel, mulch or other similar surface landscaping

Temporary/portable structures that may have shallow, non-permanent anchors
(eg. garden furniture, accessories, trampolines, wading pools)

Activities NOT permitted on TID easements include:

Excavating, drilling, mining, boring or elevation landscaping/contouring

Installing/erecting permanent structures or improvements (eg. foundations, sheds, fences, patios, garden landscaping, hot tubs, pools)

Planting of woody deep-rooted vegetation (eg. trees or large shrubs)

Easement Written Concent

To avoid having to remove an unauthorized structure, please obtain prior written consent from TID for any activity that may potentially interfere with TID rights of access. Before purchasing or making modifications to a property, ensure you obtain a copy of the easement agreement and understand these limitations.

Here is a fact sheet summarizing this topic:
14 11 18 CG Fact Sheet on TID Easments.pptx.pdf

Sales & Transfers of Land within the TID

If land you are buying, selling or otherwise transferring is designated as being within the Taber Irrigation District, there are several considerations you, your real estate agent and you lawyer should be aware of.

Here is a checklist summarizing what you will need to determine:
14 11 20 CG Checklist for Sales & Transfers of Land.pdf



Irrigation Acres

Irrigation Acres for Sale by TID


TID has irrigation acres (commonly referred to as 'water rights') for sale for intensification of pacels already within TID. Up to 30 irrigation acres may be purchased per parcel per year to add corner arms, complete a pivot or convert or upgrade your irrigation method. Please contact the office for how to go about adding irrigation acres and the current Capital Assets Charge.


Transfer of Irrigation Acres


You can transfer irrigation acres from a parcel with TID irrigation acres on it, under certain conditions. This can be done to balance your own operations, sell unused irrigation acres, or add a new parcel to the district. Please contact the office to discuss your situation and the current fee.


Irrigation Acres Buy, Sell or Rent


Irrigation acres can be bought or sold permanently, or rented temporarily. TID will post your interest in buying, selling or renting here. Please contact the party directly and then follow up with TID so we can complete the paperwork for our assessment roll and ditchrider records.


Looking to Buy:

Gys Van den Pol        390 acres    403-315-4536

Darrell Christensen    125 acres    403-330-2040

David Giesbrecht        130 acres    403-634-4169


Wanting to Sell:

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Looking to Rent:

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Wanting to Rent Out:

Dale Collett        65 acres    403-223-4277

Paying Your TID Bill


Payment for the current year's water use is due by December 31st.

A discount is applied when payment is made by November 15th.


To serve you better, TID has the following options to pay your bill:


In Person - just stop in during business hours and

  • bring in a cheque
  • use your bank card

On-line banking through the following institutions*:

 

 *If you use one of the following institutions, tell them they charge too much for on-line banking:

  • TD Canada Trust
  • Royal Bank
  • CIBC

If yours is not listed, give us a call and we'll see about adding them!