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, Works Superintendent, Administrative Treasurer, 3 clerical office staff, 12 water distribution and 3 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.


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ALERTS:

For WATER EMERGENCIES after hours, call 604-815-6051 (Toll Free 1-888-380-1449)

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Water Quality Advisory - starting September 27, 2022

Please be advised that the Black Mountain Irrigation District has issued a precautionary Water Quality Advisory for the entire BMID service area, due to a change in water treatment. 

This Advisory has been called due to preventative maintenance work being performed on BMID infrastructure.  In order to perform the work, water will have to bypass the Ultra-Violet Disinfection Facility, which provides treatment for protozoa such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia.  While water may not be treated with UV, the water will still be treated with the clarification process and disinfected with chlorine. 

The Advisory will begin on Tuesday, September 27 when the work begins. The UV facility will be operational by end of day on September 28, 2022.  However, the Advisory must continue until approximately October 5, 2022 when fully treated water (i.e. treated with both chlorination and ultra-violet disinfection) will have dispersed throughout the entire distribution system. BMID will rescind this Advisory once testing results have been reviewed by Interior Health.

Customers affected by the precautionary Water Quality Advisory (such as the elderly, those with young children or infants, those with weakened immune systems or anyone seeking a higher level of protection) may wish to boil their water for at least one minute when using it for purposes such as:

  • Drinking
  • Brushing Teeth
  • Washing fruits & vegetables to be eaten raw
  • Preparing any food
  • Mixing baby formula
  • Making beverages or ice

BMID requests that all customers reduce their water use, especially those using outdoor / agricultural irrigation on September 27 & 28th.  BMID apologizes for any inconvenience this Advisory may cause and appreciates your patience during this time.

If you have any questions, contact Black Mountain Irrigation District office at (250) 765-5169.

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For our 2021 CUSTOMER SURVEY RESULTS, click here. 

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