Pioneer Irrigation District is a non-profit irrigation district providing irrigation water to 34,000+ acres in the Canyon County and extreme Western Ada County area in Idaho. Established in 1901, we are proud to be a part of the Treasure Valley's rich agricultural history and are continually looking for the best ways to manage water needs now and for the future for both agriculture uses and the ever growing residential population in the Treasure Valley.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Pioneer Irrigation District will conduct a Public Hearing pursuant to Idaho Code Sections 67-2322, 2323 and 2324 at the District Office, 3804 South Lake Avenue Caldwell, on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 7:00 o'clock p.m.

The purpose of the Public Hearing is to receive public comment on the transfer of certain drainage facilities, commonly known as the A Drain, B Drain, and C Drain ("Letter Drains"), from Pioneer Irrigation District ("Pioneer") to the City of Caldwell, Idaho ("Caldwell").  The transfer is provided for in a written Drain Transfer Agreement negotiated between the parties as part of a broader settlement of litigation that has been pending between them. The Drain Transfer Agreement provides, among other things, that:

1. Pioneer will transfer the Letter Drains to Caldwell including all of Pioneer's right, title and interest in Letter Drain easements and rights-of-way, any contract rights relating to the Letter Drains, and certain appurtenant personal property.
2. The transfer shall be made without consideration or payment because the parties agree that such a transfer is in the best interests of the public residing or owning land within their respective boundaries.
3. Caldwell will accept the Letter Drains "AS IS" / "WHERE IS" without warranty.
4. The parties' historic use of the Letter Drains is protected from any expanded, increased or different use above and beyond existing and historic uses and flow levels.
5. Should Caldwell fail to properly maintain the Letter Drains for existing and historic uses, Pioneer is authorized to access the Letter Drains and perform any and all work necessary to restore and perpetuate proper function.
6. Nothing in the Drain Transfer Agreement transfers or shall cause interference with Pioneer's water delivery functions, water diversion, delivery infrastructure, water rights (regardless of source), or its rights to water use, transfer, or recapture water under Idaho or Federal law.

A complete copy of the Drain Transfer Agreement is available for review at Pioneer Irrigation District Office (3804 South Lake Avenue, Caldwell, phone 459-3617) during normal business hours.  Written or oral comments about the proposed transfer are welcome.  Auxiliary aids and services for persons with disabilities are available upon forty-eight (48) hours advance notice.

Notice of Taxes Due

Notice is hereby given that the 1st half 2014 assessments and taxes of Pioneer Irrigation District are due and payable no later than December 20, 2014. They will become delinquent December 20, 2014, if not paid.

At that time, a 2% penalty, interest and a recording fee will be applied to all delinquent accounts as stipulated by Idaho Code. Additionally, a delinquency lien will be filed at the Ada and/or Canyon County Recorder’s Offices and water will not be delivered to delinquent accounts.

Payment of irrigation taxes may be made at the offices of the District Treasurer located at 3804 S. Lake Ave., Caldwell, Idaho, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Payment may also be mailed to PO Box 426, Caldwell, ID 83606, and will be considered current if postmarked by December 20, 2013.

Pioneer Irrigation District Tax Deed Advertisement

Notice is hereby given to each of the owners or claimants of the properties hereinafter described, that if assessments of the Pioneer Irrigation District for the year 2011,  together with penalty, interest, filing fees, service fees and costs of publication are not paid prior to the 31st day of December 2014,  the Treasurer of the District will take a Tax Deed to the District as provided in Title 43 Sections 715 and 716 of the Idaho Code, on January 5th, 2015, sometime between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM at the Canyon County Recorder’s Office by Amber D. Jaquier, Treasurer for Pioneer Irrigation District.

Payment for redemption may be made from the date final publication costs are received from the newspaper until the hour of 5:00 PM on the 31st day of December, 2014.

The record owner or owners or any party in interest shall have adequate opportunity to be heard by the Board on December 8, 2014, to confront and cross-examine any evidence or witness against the record owner or owners, and obtain and present evidence on behalf of the record owner or owners or any party in interest.  Written inquiries and objections shall be directed to the Treasurer of the Board of Directors of Pioneer Irrigation District, P.O. Box 426, Caldwell, Idaho, 83606; to be received by the same prior to 5:00 PM on December 4, 2014, concerning this notice and information contained herein.  Verbal inquiries and objections shall not be considered for any purpose.

A hearing before the Board and judicial review of the Board’s decision are the exclusive remedies for challenging the issuance of the Tax Deed, and no other action can be taken to determine the validity of a properly executed tax deed which conveys complete title to the described land to Pioneer Irrigation District.

Lands for which delinquency entries have been entered at the Office of the Canyon County Recorder on July 20, 2012, and for which the assessments remain unpaid are as follows.  Amounts shown include assessment, penalty, interest and service fees. Balances below are good thru 11/30/2014, if paying after the 30th of November please contact the District office for an unpdated balance due to interest is added on a monthly basis.     

Tax Deed Advertisements
Billing Year 2011
As of  11/6/2014

Acct. #0976-2
2011 Balance: $66.24
Edward E Drown, last known address being that of 8807 Hwy 20/26, Nampa, ID 83687, for property described as Sec. 27, T4N, R2W, Com NW Corner Section, E 675’, S 50’ POB, E 175’, S 290’, NW 175’, N 270’ POB.
County Parcel # R342530110
Property Address: 8807 Highway 20/26

Acct. #1211-3
2011 Balance: $168.60
Danny L. Phelps, last known address being that of 2614 E. Ustick Rd., Caldwell, ID 83605, for property described as Sec. 2, T3N, R3W, Comm NW corner NE1/4 of NW1/4; E550’; S 150’ POB; the W 111’; S45’; E 111’; N 45’ POB.
County Parcel # R27466010
Property Address: 0 E. Ustick Rd.

Acct. #1283-1
2011 Balance: $17.79
Bobby D Strumbaugh, last known address being that of 3510 E. Homedale Rd., Caldwell, ID 83607, for property described as Sec. 11, T3N, R3W, Comm NE cor, NE1/4, W453 pob, W174, S621, E176.73, N 621.47 pob.
County Parcel # R32727
Property Address: 3510 E. Homedale Rd.

Acct. #1537
2011 Balance: $162.12
Teresa Fields, last known address being that of 701 W. Ash St., Caldwell, ID 83605, for property described as Sec. 28, T4N, R3W, Com. NE cor. SE ¼ SW ¼; Th. W 662.18’ to pob; Th. S 74.56’; W2.80’; S 8.10’; E2.80’; S 58.35’; W 100’; N 141.02’; E 100’ to pt. of. Beg. EXC 2.80’ x 8.10’ parcel along East side.
County Parcel # R05814000
Property Address: 701 W. Ash St.

Acct. #3333
2011 Balance: $139.79
Isamar Arriaga, last known address being that of 2201 Wirt Rd, Apt. #707, Houston, TX 77055, for property described as Sec. 7, T3N, R2W, Block 2, Lot 8 of Midway Park Sub.
County Parcel # R24398010
Property Address: 11176 Linda St.

Acct. #4908
2011 Balance: $136.20
Lucus B Carrillo, last known address being that of 3407 S. Michigan Ave., Caldwell, ID 83605, for property described as Sec. 34, T4N, R3W, Block 1, Lot 3, Fairoaks at Indiana.
County Parcel # R01518502
Property Address: 3407 S. Michigan Ave.


2014 Pioneer Irrigation District Tax Assessment

Pioneer Irrigation District is happy to announce that there will be only a small increase in the Administrative Fee for the 2014 irrigation tax assessment, the District Board of Directors said today.

Pioneer’s Board of Directors did not change operation and maintenance assessment of $71.00 per acre, but did increase the Assessment Expense charge from $20.00 to $25.89 per account. The 2014 assessment means the cost for a 1-acre lot will be $95.89 total, while cost for an 80-acre parcel of land will go up by only $5.89 in total, according to Pioneer Treasurer Amber Jaquier.

“The Board really hated to raise the costs to our patrons at all, but I am glad that the only increase is to the Assessment Expense,” said Alan Newbill, Chairman of the Pioneer Board. Mr. Newbill went onto explain that the District had to hire additional office staff due to the increased number of foreclosures and the need for staff to attempt to collect outstanding debts.  On the flip side there has also been an increase in requests by relators and title companies for water rights and balances due on home purchases.   The District has also seen an increase in the day to day purchases such as stamps and paper. “Everything is getting more expensive, we have seen a 5-7% increase in the cost of needed supplies.  The Assessment Expense is a flat charge that is the same for all customers no matter how much land you own,” stated Ms. Jaquier.

The assessment notices will go out to Pioneer patrons in October. Patrons will have the option of paying their 2014 assessments in full by December 20, or in two payments: the first half by December 20 and the remainder by June 20, 2015.  For more information about the assessment visit the Pioneer website at or contact the Pioneer office at 459-3617.


Ordering Water:

Remember when you need to order water please contact your ditchrider. If you do not know who your ditchrider is please contact the office at 459-3617.

Ordering water properly is imperative to our day to day operations. If Pioneer does not know you need water we will not be pulling it from storage. If you take water without ordering it prior you will be taking water from someone who did order it down the line. If you have any questions please contact us. Thank you!

Account Balance:

Is my account past due? Click here and a pdf will open that should be searchable. The accounts are in account number order. If you have any questions or comments please contact Pioneer at 208-459-3617.

Water Update:

May 1, 2014 USDA Water Supply Outlook Report click here

Please click the link below to see the current reservoir levels:
Bureau of Reclamation Site

This site is updated Monday thru Friday daily.



Next Board meeting will be held on February 4, 2015. To be on the agenda and address the Board, please call Pioneer's office at 459-3617.

Pioneer is governed by a Board of Directors:
Precinct #1-Alan Newbill
Term expires 2016

Precinct #2-Leland Earnest
Term expires 2015

Precinct #3-Rob Greenfield
Term expires 2014

Board members are elected by property owners in the District.

Pioneer Irrigation District
PO Box 426, Caldwell, ID 83606
(208) 459-3617 -
This page last modified: January 26, 2015
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