Welcome To The Lethbridge Northern Irrigation District Website
THE ECONOMIC VALUE OF ALBERTA'S IRRIGATION DISTRICTS
In a 2021 Economic Study, Alberta Irrigation Districts Association found that irrigation dramatically increases the economic value of the land in Alberta in many different ways.
Economic Value of Alberta's Irrigation Districts:
ADDITION OF IRRIGATION ACRES ON LAND WITH EXISTING IRRIGATION
Applications will be accepted for the purchase of Water Rights (irrigation acres) on lands with existing irrigation until December 31, 2021. Application forms can be found HERE or picked up at the LNID office. Your Application and corresponding Application Fee of $105.00 (including GST) per parcel must be submitted to the LNID prior to December 31, 2021.
The Board of Directors is not accepting applications for dryland parcels at this time
APPLICATION FOR IRRIGATION ON LAND WITH EXISTING IRRIGATION
EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 26, 2021
Due to the health risks associated with COVID-19, the Lethbridge Northern Irrigation District requires masks for entry to all its buildings which are open to the public.
Please consider the following options in the event you do not want to wear a mask:
Please place your documents or payments in the mail box located at the front of the main office building located at 2821 - 18 Avenue North, Lethbridge.
The District encourages all in-person meetings to be prearranged to accommodate COVID-19 restrictions. Masks will be provided upon entry of the District's buildings.
Please call 403-327-3302 for instructions on delivery
For all other matters, please contact the LNID by phone at 403-327-3302.
TRANSFER OF IRRIGATION ACRES
Notice is hereby given that applications will be accepted by the Lethbridge Northern Irrigation District for the transfer of irrigation acres from one parcel to another in accordance with Section 26 of the Irrigation Districts Act until February 28, 2022 for the 2022 irrigation season. The parcels involved in the proposed Transfer must be served by the same Irrigation District and must be signed by both parties to the proposed Transfer. All applications to transfer acres are subject to the approval of the Board of Directors.
ALTERNATE PARCEL AGREEMENTS
Notice is hereby given that applications will be accepted by the Lethbridge Northern Irrigation District for irrigation of an alternate parcel in accordance with Section 25 of the Irrigation Districts Act until March 31, 2022 for the 2022 irrigation season. An Irrigator may apply to the District to use water to irrigate an alternate parcel not included on the Assessment Roll in lieu of using water to irrigate irrigation acres if the Irrigator is the Owner or Lessee of the alternate parcel. If the parcel is leased, the application must include the consent of the Owner. The term of the Agreement will commence May 1, 2022 and will expire on December 31, 2022.
Water Conveyance agreements are available for purposes other than irrigation such as municipal, agricultural, commercial, industrial, management of fish, management of wildlife, habitat enhancement, and recreation. Water for the purpose of injecting into the ground to enhance oil or gas production is prohibited.
View the Rates page for more information.
NO HUNTING ON DISTRICT PROPERTY
Notice is hereby given that the Lethbridge Northern Irrigation District does not permit hunting on District property. Notice is further given that the District will notify the RCMP of any individuals observed hunting on District property.
AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES
Aquatic Invasive Species pose a very real threat to Alberta's waterways and irrigation canals pipelines and reservoirs.
For more information view our links page.
Clean - Drain - Dry your boat and recreational gear.
Upgrades to irrigation systems may create differences between the contracted demand and the actual demand of electricity and it may be in a water user's best interest to request a review of minimums to ensure they are receiving the benefits of any electrical efficiencies gained. Click here for a detailed information sheet.
WATER QUALITY DISCLAIMER
The District advises that the water in the irrigation system of the District may not be potable or may not be suitable for irrigation or other purposes, and the District makes no representation, warranty or guarantee, express or implied that the water delivered through its irrigation system is potable and fit for human consumption or suitable for irrigation purposes, livestock watering, recreational use or other purposes.
The District advises the Owners that the water delivered is in the condition in which it may be found in the irrigation system from time to time and the Owner is to provide such additional treatment or filtering as the Owner considers necessary, to ensure that the water is of usable quality.
The irrigation system of the District is an open ditch system subjecting the water therein to contamination from all manner of environmental, human and animal factors beyond the control of the District and the District does not regulate, control or monitor the quality of the water in its system.
To provide the best, most efficient water delivery system at the lowest possible cost to the water users, while ensuring good stewardship for the environment and our natural resources.