BMID Staff

Water is an essential service that Black Mountain Irrigation District provides. In an arid climate such as the Southern Interior, the importance of water is magnified. The staff at BMID is committed to ensuring the water remains safe, reliable, and supplied at the highest possible quality. People that work in the water supply industry are very committed and understand the importance of their duties. Our staff has a long history of providing a high level of service to our community. The Board of Trustees works closely with the Administrator and staff to ensure the best possible outcome for operations and customer service.

Staffing consists of: Administrator; Operations Superintendent; Office Manager, 3 clerical office staff; 11 water distribution and 2 water treatment plant crew.

Our priorities are:

  • First to our existing ratepayers to provide them with a safe and adequate supply of water;
  • to our regulators to make sure we meet all of their requirements for safety, reliability, and sustainability;
  • To provide services to external agencies and persons wishing to do business with BMID, including community groups, local businesses and land developers.

DAWNWILLIAMSDawn Williams, Administrator

KEVINBURTCHKevin Burtch, Operations Superintendent

Alerts

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 www.cordemergency.ca/map, which is searchable by address.

For up to date information on the situation including a map and to sign up for e-updates, visit www.cordemergency.ca. Information will also be provided via the https://twitter.com/CO_Emerg and https://www.facebook.com/CORDEmergency/ 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.