The Browns Valley Irrigation District staff would like to thank you for all who attended the Town Hall Meeting last Tuesday. We had an incredible turnout. We at BVID hope that everyone thought it was informative and we appreciate the questions and feedback from the community. As the irrigation season progresses, BVID will provide weekly updates on the status of the 2021 irrigation season on our website (www.bvid.org) or on our Facebook page.
Since the Town Hall meeting, we have received an incredible amount calls from customers requesting to cancel or reduce their units in an effort to conserve water this year. In anticipating a short irrigation season, it will take a whole community effort to conserve water.
Some takeaways from the Town Hall meeting:
- This year’s dry winter has contributed to one of BVID’s driest winters on record.
- At 43% of capacity, BVID does not have enough stored water to fulfill a full season. we have approximately 150 days of irrigation water for delivery from Collins Lake if current dry conditions continue.
- The Board of Directors will discuss the start of the irrigation season at next week’s Board Meeting on April 8, 2021.
- BVID encourages its customers to adjust their irrigation practices to anticipate a five-month irrigation season.
- As a conservation measure, BVID encourages the community to consider lowering their purchased units to a minimum to reduce usage if at all possible.
- If you do not need irrigation this year, consider cancelling your service for the season.
Any changes or reductions you make for this irrigation season can be reverted back to your normal purchase amount.
This irrigation season will be challenging no doubt, but BVID will be working extremely hard to deliver water to approximately 1400 customers with maximum water conservation measures in place. BVID takes pride in delivering water to its great community since 1888. We will get through this together.
Browns Valley Irrigation District Staff