Current Bylaws

Here are the Black Mountain Irrigation District's current bylaws. Please note that these bylaws are placed here as a public service only, and have no legal standing. For a full copy of the bylaws, please contact the Black Mountain Irrigation District's office.

707 - 2017 Water Toll Bylaw

706 - Capital Expenditure Charge Bylaw

705 - 2016 Irrigation Tax Bylaw

702 - 2016 Domestic Toll Bylaw

699 - 2014 UV Disinfection Facility Borrowing Bylaw

678 - Schedule A - Capital Charge Bylaw
Property development charges for domestic, commercial, & other land uses.
Enacted: Nov. 27, 2007

669 - Tax Sale Charge Bylaw
A Bylaw for imposing a charge upon lands subject to tax sale in order to recover expenses incurred by the District related to the tax sale.
Enacted: Nov. 2, 2006

667 - 2006 Connection Fee Bylaw
A Bylaw for fixing the connection charge payable to the District and the time of payment thereof.
Enacted: Nov. 2, 2006

649 - 2000 Irrigation Assessment Bylaw
Land classification for irrigation tax assessment. (Refer to Bylaw 657).
Enacted: Nov. 2, 2000

624 - Cross Connection Control Bylaw
A bylaw for the control of backflow and cross connections to protect the potable water supply from possible contamination or pollution.
Enacted: May 27, 1993

619 - 1991 Subdivision Bylaw
A bylaw respecting the supply and installation of water systems within subdivisions.
Enacted: Apr. 22, 1991

610 - Regulating Domestic Water
A Bylaw for regulating the distribution and use of water for domestic purposes, commercial and industrial use and prescribing penalties for non-compliance with the regulation.
Enacted: May 30, 1988

593 - Irrigation Regulation & Penalties
A Bylaw to regulate the distribution and use of water for irrigation purposes, and prescribing penalties for non-compliance with the regulations.
Enacted: Jul. 13, 1983


Current weather patterns have created a complex series of events that will result in an extended flood season. A combination of rain and spring snow melt over the next few days will lead to rising water levels, and will increase the risk of flooding. Creeks and lakes are at full pool and any wind or weather events will create ongoing impacts for the coming weeks.

The Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Center, BMID Staff  and emergency personnel are working around the clock, planning for the worst while hoping for the best, and citizens should do the same.

With rising water levels, the possibility of widespread evacuations in the region is possible. Residents would only be ordered to evacuate if there is a threat of imminent danger. Not every sign of water inside your house is cause for an evacuation.

An evacuation alert means that residents may be asked to leave their homes with little advance notice for at least 72 hours. Residents should prepare by organizing an emergency supply kit with necessary medications, personal toiletries, change of clothing and personal and family documents.

All previous evacuation orders and alerts remain in effect. For up-to-date information about evacuation alerts and orders, visit, which is searchable by address.

For up to date information on the situation including a map and to sign up for e-updates, visit Information will also be provided via the and or by phone at 250-469-8490 or 1-877-569-8490 (toll-free).

BMID customers are NOT currently effected by any Water Quality Advisories. Any updates will be posted on the BMID website.