Preparations are underway for the 2017 irrigation season. The board of trustees have determined the water supply forecast for the year is adequate to allow the standard per acre allotment and notices will be mailed to all owners of metered irrigation services shortly.
All metered irrigation services will have a maximum water use allotment of 2.25 acre-feet (733,162 U.S. gallons) per acre of Grade A, B or M water rights. Allotment notices also provide the maximum rate of flow allowed for the property and exceeding that flow is not allowed. Staff will begin turning on irrigation services in April. Early turn on of services will be allowed under special circumstances. Contact the district office for details.
Any water use in excess of the annual allotment for a property is subject to a metered rate penalty. The Board of Trustees also has the discretion to shut off water service to any property exceeding their annual allotment.
Our standard bylaw enforcement procedures will be in place again this year. Staff will be on the lookout for infractions during the course of their daily duties and additional “bailiff duty” shifts will be scheduled to ensure both metered irrigation and domestic sprinkling regulations are enforced.
Wondering how to determine how much water you have used? It is simple – just read the water meter before you start irrigation and then again at the end of irrigation. Subtract the start reading from the end reading to determine how much water was used.
For more information on the metered rate and irrigation regulations, please contact the district office or visit our web site at www.sekid.ca and go to: http://www.sekid.ca/agri_metering_program.html.