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Agricultural Water Connect (AgConnect)

The Regional District of North Okanagan - Greater Vernon Water Utility is pleased to present the Agricultural Water Connect Tool. This online resource offers information for agricultural customers on their allocation and monthly water use.

You must agree to the terms and conditions of use to access the Agricultural Water Connect Tool.

Once you enter your confidential User ID, you will have access to your agricultural water use information for past and current years. Water use information is updated monthly to allow you to monitor your consumption and stay within your allocation.

Click here to view the Agricultural Water Connect Terms of Use

Agricultural Resources

Winterizing Basics: remove meters and back flow devices and store in heated space. Stand pipe and device valves should be left 1/4 open.  Click here for more detailed recommendations for winterizing your meter and backflow preventer.

Questions about allocation?  Click here for Greater Vernon Water’s Allocation Guide, an overview of what allocation is with examples of how to convert your allocation hectares to cubic meters of water (so you can compare your meter readings) and flow rates.

Farmwest.com has useful information including weather forecasts, manure spreading advisories, Pest Degree Days tool, and irrigation guides.  This site also hosts the Agriculture Irrigation Scheduling Calculator, which creates custom irrigation schedules using real-time weather forecasts.

Visit the Irrigation Association of BC (IIABC) website for access to their irrigation resources and searchable list of certified irrigation professionals.

The BC Ministry of Agriculture website has many resources on irrigation, nutrient management and drainage.  Several fact sheets are available including:

Provincial Ministry of Agriculture AgriService – free service to respond to agricultural questions on irrigation and other farm activities:
Telephone: 1 888 221-7141
E-mail: [email protected]

The Environmental Farm Plan program offers financial incentives based on efforts to better manage irrigation, waste, and drainage among other activities.  The Environmental Farm Plan program is confidential, voluntary & no-charge.  It is sponsored by the B.C. Agriculture Council and ARDcorp - call toll-free at 1-866-522-3447 to get started.