IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE — WATER RIGHTS AND RECLAMATION
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF DITCHES
42-1206. Repair of community ditches. Where a ditch is common property, or there is a common right to the use of the water of a ditch without payment therefor, and any labor or materials are necessary for the repair or cleaning of the ditch, or any gate or flume thereon or thereunto belonging, the watermaster of the district may make a fair pro rata assessment of labor or materials against the inhabitants of the district claiming the use of such water, according to the benefits received by each; and if any person so assessed neglects or refuses, for the period of three (3) days after notice so to do from the watermaster or his deputy, to furnish his just proportion of the necessary labor or materials, according to such assessment, he must pay his pro rata in cash, to be recovered, with costs, in an action by the watermaster in his own name.
[(42-1206) 1881, p. 275; R.S., sec. 3203; reen. R.C. & C.L., sec. 3311; C.S., sec. 5659; I.C.A., sec. 41-1106.]