Ditches below Pioneer's delivery point are private, and it is the responsibility of the users of private ditches to properly maintain them.
Please download the letter below to learn more about private facilities, what they are, why they exist and who is responsible for maintaining them.
If you wish to have a piece of property included into Pioneer's district for irrigation, you must petition the Board of Directors for annexation. Start the process by sending a letter to the Board of Directors to the address at the bottom of this page, requesting annexation into the District. The letter must include the following:
Once Pioneer has received this information, the District will:
You will be notified as to the status of your petition at every step of the way.
Please note that Pioneer does not typically set water rotation schedules for water users in residential areas, whether on canals/laterals or in subdivisions. This is up to the water users themselves or organize. If you have questions on water rotation, we advise you to talk to your neighbors and/or homeowner's association first. Your ditchrider may know what the rotation schedule has typically been, but he does not generally set that schedule. If you have questions on this, please call the office.
Pioneer has prepared a guide to help define things like encroachments, easements and other irrigation right-of-way related information.
ANNEXING INTO PIONEER'S
DISTRICT FOR IRRIGATION
Pioneer Irrigation District does not maintain the pressurized irrigation within subdivisions. Many of those systems are maintained by either the City of Caldwell or the City of Nampa.
That means that while Pioneer might actually provide the water to the pump station that pressurizes the water, the City who has annexed the subdivision handles everything from the pump station into the subdivision. This includes maintenance of the system, billing, watering schedules, etc.
When you have a problem, such as no water or too much water in your pressurized system, please check the link at the bottom of this section to determine who handles your system. You will then need to call that entity to get help with the issue.
If your subdivision isn't on the list, you are welcome to call Pioneer and we will be happy to help figure out who it is that you need to contact.
This page is intended to provide educational information for Pioneer patrons on different aspects of water delivery. As always, if you have a questions you haven't been able to find an answer for on our website, please call the District's office at (208) 459-3617.