IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE — WATER RIGHTS AND RECLAMATION
GROUND WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICTS
42-5101. Legislative intent. The legislature hereby declares that the welfare of the people of Idaho is dependent upon the effective management of the ground water resources of this state. The legislature further declares that a need exists for the creation of special districts to provide for financing of repair or abandonment of wells in aquifers which have experienced or are experiencing declines in water level or water pressures because of flow, leakage, and waste from improper construction, maintenance and operation of wells drilled into the aquifer. Creation of these special districts may be initiated upon petition submitted by those owning the rights to use the ground water from any aquifers or parts of an aquifer that has been designated as a critical ground water area pursuant to section 42-233a, Idaho Code, or as a ground water management area pursuant to section 42-233b, Idaho Code.
[42-5101, added 1987, ch. 349, sec. 1, p. 765.]