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COMBINATIONS

Shared system capacities may be combined for a maximum of five units or 500 acres, whichever is greater, provided all units are on one ditch ride.
Such combinations will allow for the combining of shared system capacities during periods of pro-rating provided there is adequate lateral capacity, as determined by the District. Combinations must have the same operator as declared on the current certification forms required by the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982.
The operator may renew combinations which were in effect the previous year, providing no ownership change has occurred and the units in the combination are identical to the previous year, except a unit or units may be dropped. Renewal must be made by 5:00PM on May 31st of each year except in years in which May 31st falls on a Saturday, a Sunday, or a holiday which results in the closing of the main office. If this is the case, the application deadline shall be by 5:00PM on the next business day. If any changes have occurred, all owners and the operator must again sign the combination form.
Combinations may be applied for after May 31st, up to October 31st, and approved by the Secretary-Manager, subject to the following conditions:
  • Applications for such late combinations must demonstrate that unusual circumstances prevented timely submittal of the combination and/or demonstrate a history of identical combinations of the farm units involved; except that farm units may be deleted.
  • An administrative fee per combination (as determined by the Board, currently $250.00) must be paid at the time the late combination is approved.
Combinations may be applied for after October 31st, up to December 31st, and approved by the Board of Directors, subject to the following conditions:
  • Applications for such late-late combinations must demonstrate that unusual circumstances prevented timely submittal of the combination and/or demonstrate a history of identical combinations of the farm units involved; expect that farm units may be deleted.
  • An administrative fee per combination (as determined by the Board, currently $500.00) must be paid at the time the late-late combination is approved.
All parcels in combination with any parcel where prepayment of supplemental and excess water is a requirement shall also be prepaid parcels.
The District will recognize one operator only per combination except in cases where a single turnout is serving more than one parcel in which cases multiple operators may share a combination.
In case of a problem of over payment for supplemental or excess water in combinations, the District will pro-rate payment by acreage for each entity in the combination and assess the supplemental and excess bill against the individual units.
Special Water Delivery Contracts: Waste, Seepage, and Return Flow water service contracts (801) may not be included in any combination. Temporarily Productive water service contracts (802) may be included in any combination consistent with other provisions of these rules and regulations. Interruptible water service contracts (803) may be included in end of season combinations only, consistent with other provisions of these rules and regulations. First Phase Continuation water service contracts (190) may not be combined with farm units or other types of water service contracts, except may be combined with other First Phase Continuation water service contracts consistent with other rules and regulations. Early and Late water service contracts (209) may not be combined with farm units or other types of water service contracts, consistent with other provisions of these rules and regulations. Municipal and Industrial (M&I) water service contracts (804) may not be combined with farm units or other types of water service contracts.
First Phase Continuation/Ground Water Replacement water service contracts (390) may not be combined with farm units or other types of water service contracts, except as follows: a) They may be combined with other First Phase Continuation/Ground Water Replacement (390) water service contracts for base quantities; b) They may be combined with Early and Late water service contracts (290) for base quantities; c) They may be combined with First Phase Continuation water service contracts (190) for base quantities, provided that the total annual base quantities of all the 190 and 390 water service contracts so combined may not be exceeded; d) In the event a 390 water service contract is delivered through a common pump system with either a 190 or 290 water service contract, the District will combine the water service contracts during the irrigation season, subject to the provisions of a), b) and c) above. All of the above to be consistent with other provisions of these rules and regulations.
Special Water Delivery Contracts may be combined with farm units or other types of water service contracts in cases where a single turnout is serving more than one parcel. Such combinations must be specifically approved by the Board of Directors.
Special Water Delivery Contracts may be combined with farm units or other types of water service contracts in cases where a single turnout is serving more than one parcel. Such combinations must be specifically approved by the Board of Directors.
In selected situations, where only one delivery is available, combinations will remain in effect until canceled by the owner or by the District.
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