Welcome to Talent Irrigation District
UPDATE ON THE START OF THE 2019 IRRIGATION SEASON (POSTED 4/22/2019)
It looks like spring is here! As of April 22nd, our water supply has improved mainly due to the late spring storms.
Currently the reservoirs are experiencing their best fill rates all year. While we are still below average for content on most of our reservoirs, we are gaining excellent streamflow amounts and should be able to have a nearly normal annual supply.
Right now the snowpack stands at 106% of average. The reservoirs combined supply stands at 71% of average but only 60% of full capacity.
During the week of April 22nd we are starting to flush the canals and will then follow up with the laterals to get them primed and ready for delivery. We expect to start making water deliveries sometime during the week of April 29th, depending on the weather and the demand for water.
With that said, we should continue to be efficient and smart with our water use and remain as conservative as possible so we can rebuild our reservoir supply to normal or better levels going into next winter.
The annual irrigation bills were due April 1, 2019. A $25 late fee has been assessed on all past due accounts.
The annual bills are mailed out on February 1st each year and are due by April 1st to avoid a $25 late fee.
Our office is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Our phone number is 541-535-1529.
ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF PAYMENT FOR IRRIGATION BILLS
Talent Irrigation District is not set up to accept debit or credit cards or checks over the phone. The District only accepts cash, checks or money orders.
WHERE TO REMIT PAYMENTS
If you are mailing your payment it must be sent to our P.O. Box 467, Talent, OR 97540. The Talent Post Office does not deliver mail to businesses in downtown Talent, therefore, if you mail your payment to 104 West Valley View Road, your payment will be returned to you or (or your bank if it is an on-line bank check) by the post office.
DROPPING PAYMENTS OFF AT THE OFFICE
If you are dropping your payment off at the office our address is 104 West Valley View Road, Talent, OR 97540.
MONTHLY BOARD OF DIRECTOR MEETINGS
The Talent Irrigation District Board of Directors regularly meet at the District office on the first Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. The meetings are open to the public. If you have something to present to the Board, please contact the Office at least one week in advance in order to be placed on the agenda.
EMERGENCY ANSWERING SERVICE
For all emergency’s during non-business hours, anytime during the year, the phone number to call is 541-770-0315. The emergency answering service will contact the District’s emergency response person.
RECLAMATION REFORM ACT FORMS (RRA)
If you own, operate, and/or lease 40 acres or more of irrigated land within a Bureau of Reclamation irrigation district you are required to notify the Talent Irrigation District office and fill out the required forms on the Bureau of Reclamation RRA Website before April 1st each year to avoid any fines. In addition, if your landholdings change at anytime during the irrigation season you must immediately notify the District and file new forms.