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New for 2023: online water ordering is now available!

If you are interested in ordering water online beginning this season, visit https://ecbid.org/order-water/ to learn more and create an account.

  1. Only Owners/Operators will be able to sign up and receive an activation pin.
    1. One designated owner or operator is permitted to order water for each turnout.
    2. If you do not  place orders for water or are not interested in online ordering, you do not need to sign up. Water orders will also continue to be taken as they were in 2022.
  2. If you are not cleared to order water, please check your paperwork and payment status. Please call the main office with questions.

Water can still be ordered through the Watermaster’s office.

Recent Accomplishments

2022 was another productive year at the District. Several notable projects were either completed, furthered in development, or initiated. Below is a list of a few highlights. For the full list of accomplishments please visit https://ecbid.org/year-in-review/

  • Delivered a reliable water supply to landowners, consistently.
  • Have navigated and progressed through the process of receiving a grant from the NRCS and then simultaneously signed an ILA with CBCD, to perform the tasks of developing a small watershed plan.  The end result will present potential funding opportunities to aid in the development of the OGWRP and decrease costs to OGWRP landowners.
  • Completed construction of the first OGWRP delivery system and refined plant operations with landowners.
  • Contracted and delivered to over 17,000 acres of groundwater replacement lands.
  • Advanced development of five additional delivery systems to 30%-60% design status.
  • Installed additional radial control gates at locations along the ELC.
  • Automated additional ELC headgates.
  • Continued the installation of pipelines for conservation.
  • Created an ECBID website.

Read the full report at: https://ecbid.org/year-in-review/

We were pleased to host members of the Farmers Conservation Alliance on March 2. The group toured different parts of the ECBID system as part of the Odessa Groundwater Replacement Program (OGWRP) Watershed Plan development, which will assist partners in obtaining future funding for the design and construction of the OGWRP’s remaining large infrastructure projects. ECBID has partnered with the Columbia Basin Conservation District to facilitate the watershed plan. Farmers Conservation Alliance is the 501c3 contractor that was selected through a competitive bid process to complete the plan.

Is your contact information current? If not, visit https://ecbid.org/landowner-contact/ to update.

Simpson Speaks at Conference

ECBID Secretary-Manager Craig Simpson spoke as an invited panelist at the Family Farm Alliance annual conference February 23-24. The event, titled A Wake Up Call for America; Why Farms, Water, and Food Matter in Reno, NV.  
Simpson joined other invited panelists to share details of the PL-566 Small Watershed Program. He was joined by Craig Horrell (Central Oregon Irrigation District), Andy Mueller (Colorado River District, CO), and Ben Shawcroft (Truckee-Carson Irrigation District, NV). The panel was hosted by Farmer Conservation Alliance’s Raija Bushnell.

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