Taber Irrigation District

TID News: Update Thursday, April 27th, 2022:

Water Orders: Place water order requests to Ditchriders M-F 7:30am-7:30pm, Sat 7:30am-11:00am. 2022 allocation is 16". See TID policies on Startup and Ditchrider Hours.

April 2022 Newsletter

2021 Annual Report and Financial Statement

TID's AGM will be held on March 23rd, 2022 @ The Heritage Inn

February 2022 Newsletter

APA Application - Deadline March 4th, 2022 - No Exceptions

Penalty: All outstanding accounts not payed by December 31st, 2021 will be assessed an 8% penalty.

Amalgamation Vote Results

Draft Minutes of TID AGM Held March 24, 2021

2021 TID Donations

TID Scholarship Application

TID/SMRID Amalgamation Open House Information Session August 9th - Invitation to TID Irrigators

TID/SMRID Amalgamation - TID Information Sheet

TID and SMRID Announcement of Proposed Amalgamation

June 2021 Newsletter

Water Orders: Place water order requests to Ditchriders M-F 7:30am-7:30pm, Sat 7:30am-11:00am. 2021 allocation is 16". See TID policies on: Startup and Ditchrider Hours.

Spring 2021 Newsletter

Public Key in Preventing AIS Spread

TID Opinion on Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT) for Class 1 Drivers

2020 TID Annual Meeting Held March 24, 2021: AGENDA  PRESENTATION

2020 Annual Report Revision 2 PDF

Revision 1 amends pages 16-19. Revision 2 replaces the Irrican Report. Physical copies are available at the office.

TID Director Nominations - Bruce Francis (Electoral Division #2) and Kyle Gouw (Electoral Division #4) have been declared elected by acclamation. Congratulations Bruce and Kyle!

Invasive Mussels Found In Moss Balls Sold In Alberta

2019 TID Annual Meeting Held October 21, 2020:  AGENDA    PRESENTATION

Fall 2020 Newsletter

Magnacide H Treatments

Spring 2020 Newsletter - includes startup, water orders, rates, etc.

TID COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan

Buying, Selling or Renting Irrigation Acres

Water Allocation Calculator from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

Putting Cultivation to Grass or Hay? See the DU Forage Program

Precision Agriculture in TID - OWC Blog

Irrigation District Water Quality is online: News Release / IDWQ Data Tool

Lantic Inc. Participates in Reservoir Riparian Enhancement in TID

Lantic Inc. has access to TID land along Taber Reservoir through a lease that is sublet to adjacent cattle grazing operations. Lantic has generously contributed toward the cost of fencing to protect water quality through the Reservoir Riparian Enhancement project. Thanks to Lantic for supporting stewardship of TID's land and water!

Canadian Agricultural Partnership (replaced Growing Forward 2)

Several programs now available, including Irrigation Efficiency:    CAP

Watershed Legacy Program

TID encourages sustainable land management in our district. With support from various grants we are installing constructed wetlands, naturalized stormwater treatment systems and constructed wetlands. Our most recent project is Reservoir Riparian Enhancement (Government of Alberta Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program) to ensure a healthy vegetative buffer along our shorelines. Oldman Watershed Council has been funding and developing similar projects in our watershed. Click HERE to learn how you can be involved through a project idea you may have, or to help protect our water supply by supporting upstream projects.

Water Builds Community - Gouw Quality Onions and OWC

AWC Water Conservation, Efficiency and Productivity Video

OWC Watershed Fund: You Can Help Support Watershed Health

Alberta Agriculture Drainage Water Quality Fact Sheet



TID Vision Statement

Our vision is a progressive and cohesive team, supporting the diverse needs of our water users through a heritage of efficient operations, a drive for continuous improvement, and a spirit of collaboration toward responsible water management in Specialty Crop Country

TID Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide sufficient, quality water to our rate payers through collaborative planning, regular upgrading, proactive maintenance and cost-effective operation, enabled by an informed board and dedicated staff using sustainable management practices


"We value the contributions of the irrigation pioneers from whose legacy we operate, and the sound decisions of previous boards and staff that have built a strong foundation."

An excellent history of irrigation in the Oldman Basin can be gained from reading "Quenching the Prairie Thirst - A History of the Magrath Irrigation District, Raymond Irrigation District, Taber Irrigation District, St. Mary River Irrigation District", by John F. Gilpin. We have copies available at our office, but here are the chapters relating to the Taber Irrigation District*:

  • Chapter 9: From the Bountiful Canal Company to the Taber Irrigation District 1908-1917
  • Chapter 10: Drought and Expansion through the Creation of Irrigation Districts 1918-1926
  • Chapter 11: The Taber Irrigation District 1919-1946

*Posted with Permission of the St. Mary River Irrigation District, Copyright 2000 SMRID.