Various options are available for bill payments. Payments can be made online, paid directly at the bank, or via cheque, cash or debit at our office.BMID also offers E-billing. If you would like to have your water bill emailed in the future, please fill out the E-billing Request form. If you would like your bill payments automatically deducted from your bank account, please fill out the Pre-Authorized Payments form. Forms are located under our 'Forms and Guidelines' tab. Feel free to contact us at 250-765-5169 if you have any questions. June 2022: SECURITY DEPOSITS REFUNDEDYou may notice a small credit applied to your utility bill this quarter. The average credit is $25-$35. These credits are from Security Deposits that were collected in the 90's and held separately by property. Nearly 2000 accounts will see a small credit applied. The Security Deposit requirement was discontinued in 2005, so not all accounts will be affected.
Sign up for Water Quality Notifications:If you wish to be emailed about future Water Quality Advisories, please send your email address to email@example.com.
BMID Customer Survey Results:BMID recently mailed out a Customer Survey. The detailed Results can be found here. The Survey provided us with valuable information and direction for the Board of Trustees and Staff. Overall, BMID is maintaining a positive profile in the community. We thank all of the customers that took the time to respond to the questionnaire.
BMID - 100 Year Anniversary!The Black Mountain Irrigation District proudly celebrated their 100 year anniversary in 2020. BMID's Letters Patent was issued by the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia on November 3, 1920, and since then BMID has been providing water service to the Black Mountain community. SAVE THE DATE: Now that it is safe to do so, BMID is planning a (belated) open house to celebrate our 100th Anniversary on Saturday, September 17, 2022. This will coincide with the official opening of our UV Disinfection Facility. More info to come! BMID has published a book marking this event, relaying the 100 year history of the District. "Black Mountain Gold" is available at the office for $25.00. Costs have been kept low due to donations from our generous sponsors (Suppliers, Consultants, Contractors etc). We appreciate their contributions to our Community!
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May 2022 Newsletter:
Our latest Newsletter can be found here: BMID Newsletter - May 2022
This Newsletter focuses on Lead in Drinking Water. This information is meant to provide awareness about Lead. Although there are no known exceedences of lead in the raw water sources in the Okanagan, it is still measurable at some drinking water taps, generally in older buildings.
Please see the Water Quality tab, dropdown link to 'Lead in Drinking Water', for a detailed report.
Annual General Meeting & Election:
The Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 7:00 pm at the BMID Office located at 285 Gray Road, Kelowna.
The 2021 AGM Reporting package, which includes the Audited Financial Statements, can be found here:
The terms of office for Trustees, Al Horning and Gerry Zimmermann, expired in 2022. The Nomination Period for these positions was previously advertised and has now closed. Nominations were received for Al Horning and Gerry Zimmermann only, and no others.
Mr. Horning and Mr. Zimmermann were re-elected by acclamation, each for a 3 year term.
Crews have turned on the majority of agricultural services for Spring 2022. Irrigation services will be painted green once they are turned on. After the service is turned on, customers must open their own gate valve. We also ask that you double-check to ensure that your gate valve is 'open' before calling the office. The crew is also working on the list of ag services that need repair.
Annual District System Flushing:
Crews perform annual water main flushing throughout the District from May to October, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
System flushing is required to ensure optimum water quality and removes any sediment deposits that may accumulate over time. Watch for BMID Road Signs in your area during flushing periods.
Customers of Black Mountain Irrigation District are advised that during these periods, you may experience lower than normal water pressure and some temporary discoloration when crews are working in your area. To avoid any inconvenience, please check your water clarity prior to use. If you experience discoloration, run your cold water taps until the water runs clear.
For any further information, please call the BMID office at 250-765-5169.
Annual Summer Sprinkling Regulations:
Kelowna’s four major water utilities have adopted the same year-round, assigned day outdoor watering restrictions for their customers.
Under the current ‘normal’ conditions, odd numbered addresses may water on Tues/Thurs/Sat and even numbered addresses may water on Wed/Fri/Sun. No properties are to water on Mondays. Odd or Even properties are identified by the street address (i.e. the side of the street that you live on), and in the case of stratas, those units with individual services should conform to the odd/even regulations.
Automatic underground irrigation systems may run between 12am (midnight) and 6am. Manual sprinklers and watering by hose (hand watering) may occur between 6am and 10am, and 7pm and 12am up to three days per week on the assigned day.
For a copy of the city-wide Kelowna Coordinated Drought Plan / Stages for Water Use Restrictions, click here.
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