Pioneer Irrigation District sets tentative shutoff dates
The Pioneer Irrigation District’s Board of Directors has established tentative dates to end delivery of irrigation water to its patrons.
Pioneer tentatively plans to shut off water in the Phyllis Canal on September 25th, but is hoping to continue water in the Lowline and Highline Canals until October 10th.
Board President Alan Newbill stated, “Pioneer Irrigation District is optimistic that we will be able to provide water through September 25th, but cannot set an exact date at this time. There are many factors that may affect us negatively with other irrigation districts like the Boise Project Board of Control shutting their systems off in early September. We are trying our best to continue to provide water to our users as long as possible and those two tentative dates are our best estimates at the moment.”
Pioneer announced early in the irrigation season that water deliveries to its users would be reduced by 30 percent. The reason behind the decision was to try to extend the irrigation season as close to a normal year as possible.
Last year Pioneer stopped irrigation deliveries on October 5
Mark Zirschky, Pioneer Water Superintendent, is monitoring the water situation daily and said Pioneer patrons will be regularly updated on the District’s website.
Updates will include final and firm shutoff dates when they are set by the Board of Directors.
For more information about the end of water delivery contact the District at 459-3617.