FAQ

  • Can I purchase shares?
  • How many shares do I need?
    • 1 share is equal to one acre you can irrigate. Minimum share is 1.

  • Can I transfer my shares?
    • Yes. Please contact us for more information.

  • When does the water flow through the ditch?
    • Water usually runs from early April to October.

  • How often are the shareholder meetings?
    • Shareholder meetings are once per year, usually held in March

  • Who is responsible for maintaining the main Thurman Mill Canal?
    • The ditch company is responsible for the maintenance of the main canal and diversion only

  • What is responsible for maintaining the lateral or "feeder ditches"?
    • Individual shareholders are responsible for the maintenance of the lateral canals they use. Lateral water users can create a lateral association to run their respective lateral with 3 or more people. See idaho code below:

  • Where can I find Idaho's irrigation laws?
  • There is a ditch running on or next to my property, but I do not own any water rights. May I use this ditch to irrigate my property?
    • Sorry, but no. The only landowners who have a legal right to use the ditch water are those who own shares in the ditch company. It's hard to see that water right there and not use it, but remember there are heavy fines and potential incarceration for theft of water.

  • Can I utilize the space right next to the ditch?
    • The ditch company usually holds an easement for the land on both sides of the ditch. We may use this easement to move heavy equipment in to maintain the waterway. If you plant a garden next to the ditch, etc, it might be unfortunately destroyed during cleanup and maintenance.