Utilities for West Kelowna and surrounding areas
With over 300 hours of sunshine each year, very little precipitation, a variety of recreational and championship golf courses, estate vineyards, a beautiful lake, and the backdrop of the Monashee Mountains, making the decision to move to West Kelowna may very well have been an easy one.
In order to make your move as smooth as possible we recommend that you arrange for all utilities and services to be established in your new home at least one day in advance of your arrival. Interrupted service can unnecessarily sour your first experience in your new home, so be prepared!
TV / Internet / Phone
Telus provides Wireless and Internet services across Canada, along with TV and Home Phone services in western Canada.
Shaw Communications is one of Canada's largest telecommunications companies that provides telephone, Internet and television services as well as mass media related services.
Bell is Canada's largest telecommunications company, providing Mobile phone, TV, high speed and wireless Internet, and residential Home phone services.
Rogers Communications Inc. is a diversified public Canadian communications and media company. It operates particularly in the field of wireless communications, cable television, telephone, and Internet connectivity with significant additional telecommunications and mass media assets.
FortisBC Inc is an electric power and gas distribution/retail company. FortisBC has completed the purchase of the City of Kelowna’s electrical utility assets after successful public approval processes.
BC Hydro is a provincial Crown corporation with a mandate to generate, purchase, distribute and sell electricity.
FortisBC Inc is an electric power and gas distribution/retail company. The company owns and operates 44,100 kilometres of gas distribution pipelines and 4,300 kilometres of gas transmission pipelines.
Black Mountain Irrigation District
BMID is an improvement district operating within the Central Okanagan Regional District. A large portion of their service area falls within the City of Kelowna boundaries. Their primary water sources are the Scotty Creek and Mission Creek watersheds.
City of Kelowna Utilities
The City of Kelowna’s water utility is one of five water suppliers operating within municipal boundaries. The City serves over 50,000 residential customers and over 1,700 industrial, commercial and institutional properties in north, central and south Kelowna. The raw water source is Okanagan Lake.
District of West Kelowna
District of West Kelowna (DWK) operates five water systems or services areas: Lakeview Service Area, Pritchard Road Service Area, Sunnyside Service Area, Westbank Service Area and West Kelowna Estates Service Area.
Most of the water is currently supplied from upland storage reservoirs which rely on run-off from winter snow packs to fill each year. The District has some groundwater sources (2 wells), but these are limited and relatively expensive to run and serve a small portion of Ponderosa Drive.
Glenmore-Ellison Improvement District
GEID is an independent Public Water Utility providing water to approximately 15,000 people (approximately 6400 service connections) in Kelowna, B.C and parts of the Regional District of Central Okanagan.
Rutland Waterworks District
The Rutland Waterworks District is one of Kelowna's five major water utilities. It comprises a relatively small area in South Rutland, bounded mostly by Highway 33 and Mission Creek.
South East Kelowna Irrigation District
The service area of the South East Kelowna Irrigation District encompasses almost 9,000 acres of land and accounts for over 20% of the area of the City of Kelowna. Most of the land in the District is agricultural land.