EBID Sets End of Season and Final Water Order Dates

Posted by Karen Ray on August 14, 2019 7:49 PM

2019 Irrigation Season Announcement – Final Order Date

Elephant Butte Irrigation District has reached the end of another successful irrigation season. The EBID Board of Directors have set a final order date for both the Hatch Valley and Mesilla Valley. We expect the demand to be very high for the end of the season water orders. Do not wait – Use it or Lose it! Be ready to pick up water when you are notified and be ready to water at any time it is scheduled, day or night, weekend or holiday.

HATCH VALLEY SCHEDULE
Last Order Date AUGUST 19, 2019 at 4:30 pm for the Hatch Valley. The end of season date is AUGUST 24, 2019. Final water deliveries must be made by AUGUST 24, 2019 the system will be out of water as of that date.

MESILLA VALLEY SCHEDULE
Last Order Date AUGUST 23, 2019 at 4:30 pm for the Mesilla Valley. The end of season date is AUGUST 30, 2019. Final water deliveries must be made by AUGUST 30, 2019 the system will be out of water as of that date.

EBID advises farmers not to purchase extra water unless they are certain they can use it by the end of season deadlines. Water balances are not carried over to the next season and water left in accounts unused provides no benefit.

Farm Rate Accounts – Important Water Ordering information:

Orders can be placed by calling the EBID Water Records Department at 575-524-8003 Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM or water orders can be placed online.

EBID had 14 inches of water allotted for the season. This puts EBID in a good position for the beginning of the 2020 irrigation season, and it is anticipated for an earlier start up for the 2020 irrigation season. Plan ahead for a 2020 irrigation season to start in early spring.

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