Ballots will be mailed in September and need to be returned by October 15th. The outcome will be determined by a simple majority vote. Any ballots not returned will be considered “no” votes.
|City takes over ownership, maintenance, and repairs of the ditch
|Landowners (regardless of whether you receive water) are financially and legally responsible for maintenance and repairs of the ditch and piping
|Irrigation water continues to be provided for outdoor irrigation
|Irrigation water likely will not be supplied next year, and members would need to irrigate with water from their drinking water provider
|Cost of water for irrigation stays low
|Costs will be set by drinking water rates
|The Ustick Ditch Water Users Association will be dissolved
|The Ustick Ditch Water Users Association will exist without leadership
If You Do Not Currently Receive Water You Still Need to Vote
If the Ustick Ditch is incorporated into the City of Boise municipal system, the city may be able to provide you a connection to the ditch or pipe to deliver irrigation water to your property.
Additional Information on Easements
If a portion of the ditch, pipe, or other component runs through your property, an easement agreement between you as landowner and the city, will be sent with the ballot. If the incorporation passes, the easement agreement will define the city’s obligations and responsibilities to you in accessing the ditch.
About the City of Boise’s Municipal Irrigation System
The City of Boise owns and operates a Municipal Irrigation System made up of pressurized irrigation systems, pump stations, headgates, drains, and other components and equipment to deliver irrigation water to Boise neighborhoods that are incorporated into the city’s system.
Providing irrigation water through the Municipal Irrigation System is just one part of the city’s actions to protect and manage our water resources. By using the right water for the right purpose— irrigation water for irrigating lawns and gardens and drinking water for human consumption—the city can work to conserve and sustain local water supplies for the future. Irrigation water is usually a more cost-effective option for landowners.
If you have any questions, contact us at 208-608-7173 or email John Gunnerson at firstname.lastname@example.org