WATER DELIVERY FAQ:
The water user can submit a water request card provided by the District. Water orders may also be made by telephone. The District will not be responsible for errors in telephone orders. In case of multiple water users on one turnout, water orders will be accepted from only one designated water user. District employees are not allowed to accept or use cellular phones, radios, or other communications devices that have been provided by water users.
Contact the Watermaster Clerk. Your Ditchrider will inspect the problem
and pull the weeds or trash out. Ditches are more dangerous than they appear. The District
does not maintain private systems.
Contact the Water Records Clerks for payment information, (509) 488-9671.
Assessments are payable February 15th and any assessments not paid on or before April 30th become delinquent on May 1st. First half payments may be paid prior to April 30th to avoid delinquency and second half payment is then due prior to October 31st or the account becomes delinquent. Delinquent assessments accrue interest charges of 12% annually. Accounts that have been delinquent for multiple years subject the property to foreclosure.
No water shall be delivered until all current ECBID charges have been paid.
The process and costs associated with obtaining a water delivery are as follows:
Landowners are obligated to pay their assessment whether water is used or not. Water allotments can be permanently released by approval of the Board of Directors. Contact the Water Records Clerks for the information, (509) 488-9671.
Typically a landowner, operator, or an irrigation contractor requests a permit. The District
gathers information to prepare a permit. Allow plenty of lead time as permits can easily take over
a month to complete depending on pending projects and permits. The engineering department
researches records and the site while developing the permit. Applicant is contacted about
payment of fees and obtaining the land owner’s signature. Fees can be paid by anyone and can
be processed at the front desk or 509-488-9671. Only the Landowner can sign for the permit.
Once signed and fee collected, the permit is submitted for final approval. At final review the
approving authority can approve or reject the permit. If a revised permit is necessary the land
owner will need to sign the revised permit, usually with no additional fee. The revised permit is
reviewed for approval. Approved permits are mailed out and are available through email.
Applicant must follow permitted conditions.