The ditch riders finished cleaning the canals to ready for irrigation and completed the City Line project installing 862 ft. of pipe on 6th street. This project had been delayed due to other issues that arose last year that were considered more urgent. The start of irrigation began without too much trouble this year. Balancing out the water throughout the system can prove to be tricky at times, however minor adjustments were made and water is being distributed to shareholders.Important tips for Shareholders and water distribution:
1. Assessments must be paid either in full or at least ½ in order to receive water.
2. Your ditch rider is the person who schedules and distributes the water.
3. It is your responsibility to control your water, if tail water is in the road or neighbor’s driveway, water will be turned down or off depending on your actions to correct the problem.
4. Any issue that you can’t resolve with your ditch rider, contact the Superintendent. If the matter cannot be resolved, the issue should be brought to a board members attention immediately.
Superintendent is Tom Lilze @ 371-4311
East Side Ditch Rider is Jeremy Ervin @ 371-4310
Middle Lines Ditch Rider is Larry Feyerherm @ 371-4313
West Side Ditch Rider is Connie Johnson @ 371-4312
There is ditch rider weekend coverage. Either all ditch riders will work or they will trade off, with two ditch riders covering all the lines. New this year, a note board will be on the office window providing you with who to contact on the weekends if you are having a problem. Ultimately, if you are unable to reach anyone, always call the Superintendent at 371-4311. Leaving a message on the office phone will NOT provide you assistance.
The office is open Monday-Friday 7:30 am. -4:00 pm. Office is closed daily from 12 noon to 1:00 pm. Banking is done in Canon City during the scheduled lunch time, sometimes the office will not reopen until 1:30pm due to traffic or amount of errands. There will be other occasions that the office is closed; a note will be posted to give a return time. The office number is 372-3664.
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