IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE — WATER RIGHTS AND RECLAMATION
HEADGATES AND MEASURING DEVICES
42-711. Expenses of the district — Approval — Allotment and charge against water user. (1) District hydrographers shall prepare an accounting of all expenses of the district for the year. The accounting shall show:
(a) The time charged to the district by each employee of the district, the function performed by each employee for the time charged and the cost to the district for the time charged.
(b) The cost to the district for each activity of the advisory committee and for each activity a breakdown of the cost by per diem for committee members, travel costs, goods and services, and other costs with a description of the substance of the other costs.
(c) The cost to the district for travel and services, except as already included in paragraph (b) of this subsection, and a description of the activity performed for the district for each cost.
(d) The cost to the district for all real or personal property, equipment or facilities acquired, and a description and the cost of each.
The accounting shall be certified by the district hydrographer and the chairman of the advisory committee.
(2) The accounting shall be submitted to the director of the department of water resources for approval.
(3) The expenses of the district shall be a charge against the water users in the district. The expenses of the district shall be apportioned among all water users included within the district in the following manner:
(a) A charge of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per year for each diversion measured, provided the charge may be up to fifty dollars ($50.00) per year if adopted by resolution approved by vote of the water users at a meeting conducted in accordance with section 42-707, Idaho Code; and
(b) A pro rata share of the total expense of the district, minus the total amount charged for all diversions in the district from paragraph (a) of this subsection determined by the fraction the recorded diversion rate for each water right is to the total recorded diversion rate of all water rights being measured by the district.
(c) Except, if the total charge for all diversions measured in the district from paragraph (a) of this subsection is more than the total expense of the district, the individual charge for each diversion will be the total expense of the district divided by the number of diversions in the district and the pro rata share from paragraph (b) of this subsection will be zero (0).
(4) An allocation of the district expenses among the various users shall be prepared by the district hydrographer and filed with the director of the department of water resources and with the water measurement district treasurer.
[42-711, added 1995, ch. 291, sec. 3, p. 1021; am. 2001, ch. 169, sec. 1, p. 581.]