The South East Kelowna Irrigation District is an Improvement District operating under the authority of the Local Government Act.  All District fees are authorized under Bylaw and have been reviewed and approved by the Ministry of Community Sport and Cultural Development. 

The Most Common Fees:

  • Domestic Water Tolls (for the use of water in your home and yard) are billed as a flat rate, on a quarterly basis in January, April, July and October of each year. Domestic tolls can be prepaid at any time. Annual payments can be made with a discount at the beginning of the year. The discount opportunity is only available during the January billing period. Contact the district office for details and due date of the discount.

  • Commercial Water Tolls are charged either a metered rate or a flat rate and are billed monthly.

  • A Water Tax is levied annually on all properties with water rights within the District. Taxes are authorized under bylaw by the Board of Trustees and the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. Taxes collected by South East Kelowna Irrigation District are not the same as property taxes collected by the City of Kelowna.  Taxes are billed during the last quarter of the year and are due prior to December 31st.

  • A Transfer Fee is charged to the landowner when new title certificates are received from the Kamloops Land Title office and changes are processed in our office.

  • A Turn On/Off fee may be charged if the water service to the property is to be temporarily discontinued.

  • Change of Ownership FeeWhen you purchase a home or property in the District, your title will be sent to the office and we will update our records from the information that had been given at your point of sale. A transfer fee is charged in the amount of $20 to the landowner when new title certificates are received from the Kamloops Land Title office and changes are processed in the office.  We will need your phone number, billing address and email address. There is a Change of Ownership Form available or you could call the office and provide this information so that we have your current information on file, or if we have to get a hold of you in the event of an emergency. 


Payment Options:

  • Pay by Phone or Internet through your bank.

  • Mail cheque to SEKID. Please allow sufficient time for the payment to reach the office by the due date

  • Drop in the night deposit box at the front entrance of the office; please include your remittance stub.

  • Pay by cash, cheque or debit at the office. We accept postdated cheques.

  • Payable at most Financial Institutions in Canada. Please allow 3 business days for your payment to reach our office.

  • Pre-Authorized Debit – for automatic withdrawal from your account. Call the office for setup or go to the ACCOUNT SERVICES TAB or  download the Pre-Authorized Debit Authorization Form and submit to the office with a copy of a void cheque. The office will also accept a letter from the bank confirming your banking information.


Due Dates:

  • Domestic Water Tolls:
    • The due dates for quarterly bills are always the last working day in the month that they are due.  Refer to the table below for the billing cycle for quarterly bills. Unpaid accounts 30 days after the due date may have service disconnected without further notice, and are subject to a service fee of $50.00.

Quarter:

Period:

Billing Date:

Due Date:

First

 January 1 to March 31

January 15

Last business day of February

Second

April 1 to June 30

April 15

Last business day of May

Third

July 1 to September 30

July 15

Last business day of August

Fourth

October 1 to December 31

October 15

Last business day of November

  • Commercial Water Tolls:
    • Metered Rate: Commercial services charged a metered rate are billed monthly and due 21 days after the billing date.  Payments received after the due dates are subject to a 5% penalty.

    • Flat Rate: Commercial Services charged a flat rate are billed monthly and are due 21 days after the billing date.  Payments received after the due date are subject to a 5% penalty. 

    • Unpaid accounts 30 days after the due date  may have services disconnected without further notice,  and are subject to a  service fee of $50.00.

  • Water Taxes:
    • Taxes are billed during the last quarter of the year and are due prior to December 31st.