IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE — WATER RIGHTS AND RECLAMATION
HEADGATES AND MEASURING DEVICES
42-713. Budget of water measurement district — Adoption and contents — Debt of appropriator or water user. At any annual meeting the appropriators or water users must adopt a budget covering the estimated expenses of water measurements and data collection, as required in section 42-709, Idaho Code, of the district for the ensuing year, and by resolution determine that the budget shall be collected, and the compensation of the district hydrographer and the district hydrographer’s assistants and any other expenses of the district, including the costs of the advisory committee in implementing resolutions adopted by the appropriators or water users of the district for activities in addition to the payment of the salary and operating expenses of the district hydrographer and assistants, shall be paid in the manner provided in this section. The budget shall show the aggregate amount to be collected from all the appropriators or water users in the district, and the amount to be paid by each ditch, canal company, irrigation district or other appropriator or water user, and for the purpose of computing the respective amounts, the cost of measuring the various diversions and other measurements during the past year or years not exceeding five (5) years, shall be used as a basis. Upon the adoption of the budget the amount payable by each ditch, canal company, irrigation district or other appropriator or water user, as shown by the budget, shall become the debt of each respectively and shall become due and payable as in this chapter provided.
[42-713, added 1995, ch. 291, sec. 3, p. 1022.]