WHAT WE DO
Irrigation plays a significant part in feeding Alberta, Canada, and well beyond. For agriculture throughout southern Alberta, crop production is more reliable and varied thanks to irrigation water.
Snow accumulation in the mountains along with spring rainfall provides water for each growing season. The Bow River flows through Calgary, where the WID diverts water through a network of canals and pipelines.
Water season runs May through September each year, when hundreds of farms and households receive water for irrigation, livestock and to use in yards and gardens.
Areas we serve
Our district is one of several in southern Alberta that provides irrigation water to a specific jurisdiction.
The WID begins just east of Calgary, goes north to Irricana, south to Carseland, and east to Cluny.
Through all that we do, the WID integrates an understanding and appreciation of the environment and important ecosystems.
We care for and maintain the edges of our reservoirs and canals, called riparian areas. These strips of land have water-loving vegetation.