Welcome to Talent Irrigation District
TEMPORARY POLICY CHANGES DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC
IRRIGATION LATE FEES WILL BE DELAYED UNTIL MAY 1ST – (POSTED 3/23/2020)
AS YOU KNOW, THE ANNUAL IRRIGATION PAYMENTS ARE DUE BY APRIL 1ST. THE DISTRICT WILL DELAY APPLYING THE $25 LATE FEE TO ALL ACCOUNTS UNTIL MAY 1ST.
OFFICE HOURS AND PAYMENTS
CURRENTLY THE DISTRICT OFFICE IS OPEN FROM 7:00 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M. MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. HOWEVER, DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS CONCERNS, WE ARE RESTRICTING ACCESS TO OUR OFFICE LOBBY. PLEASE KNOCK ON THE DOOR AND WE WILL TAKE YOUR PAYMENT. PLEASE WAIT OUTSIDE THE DOOR WHILE WE PREPARE YOUR RECEIPT AND HAND IT BACK TO YOU.
YOU MAY ALWAYS MAIL YOUR PAYMENT TO OUR PO BOX 467, TALENT, OR 97540.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AND NEED TO CONTACT THE DISTRICT WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO CALL US AT 541-535-1529.
WATER SUPPLY UPDATE (POSTED MARCH 12, 2020)
February was not kind to us this year. More often than not, January and February are our large storm event months adding to our snow pack and helping fill reservoirs. This year those months were unusually dry. The snow pack for the basin is running considerably below average (69%) together with the 3 reservoirs that T.I.D. relies on for storage water are running around 60% of average for this time of year. It is shaping up to be a much drier than normal water year, which could result in a shortened season.
While one or two significant storms, coupled with a late wet spring, could do a lot to alleviate some of the water year problems but depending on that could be short sighted. Irrigators should prepare for a short water year and make your systems as drought resistant and efficient as possible by making sure gravity ditches are cleaned and free of debris. Check the nozzles on sprinkler systems for wear (if they are worn or missing replace them).
T.I.D will start adding monthly water supply reports to the website on how the water year and supply are progressing.
At this point, with current conditions, we should at least expect a delayed start to the season, making it closer to May. The Board of Directors will consider the season start date and any operational conditions or changes at their April 7th meeting.
FEBRUARY 4, 2020
The annual irrigation bills were mailed out on January 31, 2020. If you have not received your bill by February 14th please give the office a call at 541-535-1529 and we can send you a copy. The bills are due by April 1st.
As a reminder, the District only accepts cash, check or money orders. We are not set up to accept credit or debit cards or checks over the phone.
NO SPRAY AGREEMENT
If you do not want the District spraying our easements and rights-of-way on your property, you need to sign a “No Spray Agreement” with the District on an annual basis. The forms must be completed and in the District office by December 31st of each year. If you would like a “No Spray Agreement” please contact the District by phone at 541-535-1529 or by email at email@example.com and the form can be emailed, faxed for sent regular mail.
There is no need for you to sign a “No Spray Agreement” if you do not have any District facilities on your property.
Since our procedures have not been reviewed in quite a while, TID will be reviewing our protocol regarding future spray applications and the types of products used.
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.