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Eastern Irrigation District News

The Government of Alberta is now recruiting members to serve on Irrigation Council.

The Council’s mandate is to:.

  • make recommendations to the Minister on issues related to maintaining a strong, efficient and sustainable irrigation industry and act as an appeal body in accordance with the Irrigation Districts Act;
  • establish policies and procedures for the administration of the Irrigation Rehabilitation Program, to ensure accountability for the public’s ongoing investment of funding to rehabilitate irrigation district infrastructure;
  • make recommendations to the Minister on issues related to rural water development in support of economic and rural viability within areas that can be served by irrigation districts; and
  • provide policy recommendations to the Minister pertaining to water allocated to irrigation districts with respect to economic and rural development, municipal demands and the protection of the environment.

Interested individuals can review the posting which outlines the responsibilities of the position, the skills and experience required and application instructions by following the link below:

http://www.alberta.ca/public-agency-opportunity.cfm?appt=295

Growing Forward 2 Irrigation Efficiency Program

The Growing Forward 2 Irrigation Efficiency Program announced some positive changes to the program as outlined below:

  • The maximum amount payable for an upgrade from a gravity or side-wheel system to a new low pressure centre pivot irrigation system changes from $5,000 to $15,000.
  • Eligible producers may apply for one grant payment each fiscal year rather than once during the five-year program.

Application forms are still available on the Growing Forward 2 Irrigation Efficiency Program website or by contacting the Program office in Lethbridge. Click on the link below for the website or contact Growing Forward 2 Irrigation Efficiency at the address listed below.

Growing Forward 2 Irrigation Efficiency Program Website

Growing Forward 2 Irrigation Efficiency Program
100, 5401 - 1 Avenue South
Lethbridge, Alberta
Canada, T1J 4V6;
Telephone: 403-381-5171
Fax at 403-381-5765.

Web Site Updates

Please note that the Eastern Irrigation district is in the process of rebuilding our website. Please check back often as we will be adding information on an on-going basis.

Thank you for your patience.