Welcome to the Hedley Improvement District!

Welcome to the community of Hedley! 

The Hedley Improvement District (HID) office is located at 825 Scott Avenue right beside the fire hall. The office is open Monday’s and Tuesday’s from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm unless we have business outside the office to attend to. 

The Hedley Improvement District (HID) is an autonomous local government is responsible for providing water distribution, fire protection, first response, and street lighting for the benefit of the residents of the community of Hedley. Fire protection and street lighting costs are paid through our property taxes. Whereas the operation of the water system is financed by the yearly user tolls invoiced directly to the residence of Hedley from the HID office. The water tolls are calculated based on the class and category of your property. All water tolls are due by the 1st of April each year. The HID office can accept cheques, cash, or e-transfer for these payments. As well, a parcel tax can be collected each year for the purpose of either paying off debt or increasing the Capital Revenue fund which can only be spent on capital projects such as water line replacements etc. 

Here in Hedley we do not have a sewer system, so all properties have septic tanks. If you need your system inspected, please reach out to the South Okanagan Health Unit to help you out, they can be reached at (250) 495-6433. Or if you are doing any renovations and are in need of an inspection for wiring then reach out to the Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) Electrical Building Inspector at (250) 490-4205. 

If you require your water to be turned off for a period (vacation, renovations etc) the HID can come and turn your water off for the time required. We would appreciate if you would come in, in advance to fill out a request form and pay a $25 fee for this service. *Please note that most landowners can shut off their own water for small repairs. However, if the water needs to be turned off due to repairs as a whole there will not be a charge to the residence affected. 

The Hedley Volunteer Fire Department is always looking for new members, fire practices are held every Tuesday. Everyone receives proper training and remuneration is provided as well. For more information email the fire department at hidfire@nethop.net  **Please call 911 for emergencies. 

To find out about public notices, especially with respects to the current water quality, you will be able to find that information on the notice board outside the HID office or on the website. 

A list of our current trustees is on the website noted above. We encourage you to get to know the trustees by attending the monthly board meetings which are held every third Monday of the month. They are currently being held at the Hedley Centre due to COVID and social distancing practices. If you are not able to attend but would like the minutes of the last meeting, please contact the office if you do not have access to the website otherwise, please visit the website to see previous meeting minutes. 

***for updates please see under Governance – From the Board

Please call or email the HID office if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you.