Pioneer Irrigation District is a non-profit irrigation district providing irrigation water to 34,000+ acres of land in parts of Canyon County and Western Ada County, Idaho. Established in 1901, Pioneer is proud to be a part of the Treasure Valley's rich agricultural history and we are continually looking for the best ways to manage water needs now and into the future for both agricultural and residential irrigation uses.
Board of Director meetings are typically held on the 7th of each month, unless there is a conflict. They are held at Pioneer's office at 3804 S. Lake Ave., in Caldwell, ID. The next scheduled Board Meeting is October 13, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
If you would like to be on the agenda to address the Board, please call the District's Secretary/Treasurer at 459-3617.
Ordering water properly is imperative to the day-to-day operations of the District. Our personnel place water orders every day with Water District water managers. If we don't know you need water, we won't order it put into the system for you. If you take water you haven't ordered, you are taking someone else's water.
Likewise, not ordering your water off can cause downstream flooding and is not an efficient use of water. Do not allow your water to waste while being unused, as this shortens the irrigation season for everyone. Best management practices observed by everyone will ensure a more abundant supply in the reservoirs and lengthen the irrigation season.
Please order your water on and off accurately through your ditchrider directly. Your ditchrider's contact information can be obtained on the Contact page. The office can tell you who your ditchrider is if you don't know, but the office does not take water orders.
Pioneer has set October 6, 2015 as the last day of water deliveries for the 2015 season. Water will flush through the system for a couple days following the 6th, with the main gates being shut October 8, 2015.
Pioneer has set 2015 irrigation assessment rates. Each acre (or portion thereof) will be assessed at the rate of $71.30 per acre.
Each account will be assessed $26.00 as an assessment expense.
Bills will be mailed in early October, 2015.
See the Legal Notices page for the Board of Correction announcement.
Storage water rights are potentially at stake. Click the link below to learn about how the Idaho Department of Water Resources and the Idaho Attorney General's Office are trying to take away irrigation storage rights. Learn about how this affects you, what local irrigation entities are doing to try to stop it and what you can do to help.