For more than 75 years, the Western Irrigation District has managed the delivery of raw water to irrigators and communities east of Calgary.

When the WID took the reins of the Western Block from the Canadian Pacific Irrigation Department in 1944, we inherited more than just land and infrastructure. The momentum of innovation and vision continues today with strategic growth and sustainability as one of Alberta’s 13 irrigation districts.

There is a Board of Directors with five elected members who oversee the administration of the WID. 

Water users may contact their Board member regarding issues or concerns with the overall running of the District by calling 403-934-3542.

Mission Statement

Effective and efficiently provide water to support our industry, enhance our communities, and promote economic prosperity for the region in harmony with our natural environment.

Our Strategic Priorities

To divert and store water of sufficient quantity and quality to reliably meet the needs of all water users.

To deliver high water efficiency at all points within the system, from diversion to application on the farm; and, to effectively provide service to increasing number of water users.

To provide service to water users indefinitely at a cost they can afford and value they can appreciate.

Our history

The WID has a legacy of innovation over many decades

Dan Shute

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