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Taber Irrigation District

TID News:

Irrigation Council Openings - scroll down for details

Recent Changes to Growing Forward 2 Irrigation Efficiency Program!

Considering a Gabion Wall Infiltration System?

Farming Smarter Conference Dec. 6-7

MD Taber Solar Energy Workshop

MD Taber Farmer Pesticide Course

Water Rates Due December 31, 2016

Discount Applies if Entire Balance Paid by November 15, 2016

See Paying Your Bill for Payment Options

TID Bulletin - September 2016

2015 Annual Meeting & Reports



Irrigation Council Openings

October 28, 2016

There are three positions opening up on Irrigation Council (IC), two of which are currently held by Taber area people (Brian Brewin & Pat Shimbashi). Additionally, those on the short list would be considered for appointment when new vacancies open up in May. Recruitment using an online application starts today, followed by shortlist and interview. 

Apply at: GOA Public Agency Opportunities

Applications (including re-application of current IC members), will be accepted until November 25th. Please share with your contacts and encourage those interested to apply. If potential applicants have questions about what is involved, Jennifer Nitschelm (contact info below), is happy to speak with them, and also put them in contact with current IC members.


Jennifer Nitschelm, M.Sc., P.Ag.
Director, Basin Water Management Section & Irrigation Secretariat
Irrigation and Farm Water Branch
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
Lethbridge AB
ph. 403.381.5796
cell. 403.360.1816

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 improvment, 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.