Water Allotment

Apr 2017 12 2:47pm

WHAT IS MY WATER ALLOTMENT? You are allowed 3 ½ acre-feet per acre per year. This means that over a year’s time, you are given an amount of water equal to the area of your property (whether it’s a lot or an acre), filled to a depth of 3 ½ feet. Think of it this way: you can water every other day from April through mid-October.  Because plants need more water at the height of summer than Spring and Fall, we ask that in June, July and August, you water to a depth of 1/2”; in April, May, …

Billing

Jan 2014 6 9:47pm

Irrigation assessments appear as a line item on your property tax statement. Those tax payments are paid to Benton County Treasurer: BENTON COUNTY TREASURER KENNETH SPENCER 5600 W.CANAL DRIVE, SUITE A KENNEWICK, WA  99336 – 2327 If you have any questions feel free to call the irrigation district at 586-6118.  
To all Patrons of the District: The District has instituted procedures to expedite the regular monthly board meetings. Effective immediately, the following will go into effect: Any patron requesting to be put on the agenda must contact the office, by phone (586-6118) by 4 pm on the Tuesday preceding the board meeting. Not all requests will be approved. The agenda will be posted on our website the following day. At the beginning of each board meeting, there will be a brief “public comment” …

Filtrating CID Water

Mar 2012 19 10:46pm

Why Filter CID Water? Water filtration is important for all irrigation systems. As you probably know, CID takes water from the Yakima River. Runoff from the Cascade Range carries all sorts of debris down the river.  From March to June you are more likely to have silt or sand, small sticks, leaves, decayed animal parts, clam shells and murky water delivered to your service riser.   From June to October the river changes; it runs slower, is shallow and becomes a breeding bed for aquatic weeds …
Columbia Irrigation District, is providing public notice that it will be applying aquatic herbicide to its irrigation canals in accordance with Washington State Department of Ecology, Permit No. WAG-991000.  The purpose of the herbicide application is to minimize aquatic weed growth to maintain unrestricted water flow within the delivery system.  Treatment will be to the entire irrigation system within the boundaries of Columbia Irrigation District located in Benton County, Washington.  Pesticides …
Down the Pipeline, I thought I would take this opportunity to discuss with patrons the dangers and damages of cross connecting your supplied source of drinking water (aka potable water) with Columbia Irrigation District (CID) "dirty" irrigation water.  Our suspicion is that at least 200 households and/or farms are currently cross-connected and probably don’t even know they are at risk. What is a cross-connection? A cross-connection is any temporary or permanent connection between a public …