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Eastern Irrigation District News

Post Date: November 02, 2022


With the recent precipitation, the High Fire Hazard condition, and associated access restrictions, has been lifted from EID lands. Please continue to monitor the EID website and Facebook page during hunting season in the event conditions change.

For more information call the EID office 403-362-1400.

Post Date: October 25, 2022

Board Member Resigns to Become Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation

The EID wishes to inform its irrigators of the resignation of the Division 1 (Gem/Bassano) Board Member and Chairman Jason Hale, effective October 24, 2022, as he has accepted the role of Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation with the provincial government. The EID would like to thank Jason for his nearly 2 terms of service on the board and his dedication to the District. We look forward to collaborating with him in his new capacity to continue moving the irrigation industry forward.

Board discussions and information gathering have commenced regarding next steps to fill the Division 1 (Gem/Bassano) vacancy. During this time, please feel free to contact any of the Directors or Ivan Friesen, General Manager if you have any business matters or questions.

Click HERE to view Mr. Hale's resignation letter.

For more information call the EID office 403-362-1400.

Post Date: August 10, 2022

Application For Irrigation Acres

In accordance with Irrigation Acres Bylaw #951 (2021) and Capital Assets Charges Bylaw #960 (2022) [bylaws and application form available on the District website] the Eastern Irrigation District is now accepting applications from landowners for irrigation acres.

Please Note: Applications must be received by the EID by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 30, 2022.

Click HERE to to view the ad.

Click HERE to download the application form.
Post Date: July 7, 2022

Farm Improvement Program

Irrigators are reminded that the District will no longer be funding expenditures incurred after September 30, 2022 for upgrades, corner arms, or subsurface corners. If you wish to take advantage of the grant within the remaining time frame, you must complete your project and submit your application on or prior to September 30, 2022.

Click HERE to to view the ad.
Post Date: October 08, 2021

Alberta Agricultural Water Program

The Water Program directly supports the enhancement of agricultural water management for continued growth and long-term success of the agriculture industry.

Click HERE to go to the Alberta Agricultural Water Program web page.
Post Date: March 11, 2020



In accordance with section 68 of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, Eastern Irrigation District has been issued an approval by Alberta Environment and Parks for a renewal of an approval to apply pesticides within 30 meters of an open body of water under specific conditions for routine maintenance and operation of irrigation infrastructure. The operation is located at 550 Industrial Road West Brooks, Alberta

The Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act may provide you a right of appeal against this decision to the Alberta Environmental Appeals Board. You should note that there are strict time lines for filing an appeal dependent on the type of appeal. If you choose to appeal this decision, please contact:

Office of the Registrar of Appeals
The Environmental Appeals Board
3rd Floor, 10011 - 109 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3S8
Telephone: (780) 427-6207
Fax: (780) 427-4693

A Notice of Appeal must be submitted within 30 days of the date of this notice. Please quote Application No. 012-10572

The Public Notice of this application will also be posted on the Department's website at

Copies of the application can be obtained from:

Attention: Ivan Friesen
Eastern Irrigation District
Telephone: 403-362-1400
Fax: 403-362-6206
Post Date: October 20, 2022