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Reminders about Water Delivery and interactions with Staff

Please review our Rules and Regulations which can be found on our website.  If you live in a subdivision, please make sure the only person contacting the ditch rider is your designated Call Person (see below 5.4 from our Rules and Regulations).  If you feel you should be getting your water, contact your Call Person, NOT the Ditch Rider (unless you are the designated Call Person).

 

Please remember it may take up to 48 hours or more to receive your water (see below Section 5.3 from our Rules and Regulations).  Ordering irrigation water is not turning on a tap. It takes time for the water to fill the canals, and a steady flow cannot be guaranteed (see Section V in the Rules and Regulations).

 

In addition, please understand this time of year is considered high call volume (see section 9.4 in our Rules and Regulations) so please be patient, we have 2 ditch riders fielding all of the company's water orders, for water on, and off, working on delivery, etc.  Please also understand water flow will fluctuate.  Becuase a steady flow of water is not guaranteed, please understand there will be flucutuations in your measuring devices and emailed or calling the secretary or ditch riders about these minor flucutations can be deemed as unneccesary and you may be asked to discontinue that type of contact unless you are calling for water or asking to have it shut off.

 

5.4 Ordering Water for Subdivisions and Pipelines

Subdivisions and pipelines may only receive water at designated delivery points in existence before the creationof the subdivision, except where same may be changed with approval of the Ditch Company.

On or before delivery of water each year, stockholders of subdivisions or pipelines and landlords shall notify the Ditch Rider in writing the name of the person and/or tenant responsible for ordering water.

In the absence of a new agreement the former designee will be relied upon.

Ditch Riders will only recognize water calls from the designated water caller, as notified to the Ditch Company.

Subdivisions and pipelines may choose to create internal water delivery agreements to assure delivery to all water users; however this is not the responsibility of the Ditch Company, nor will the Ditch Company enforce such agreements.

 

5.3 Timing Orders

All water orders are to be placed at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to expected delivery at www.floridaditch.com or by phone with your Ditch Rider at 970-749-9801 or 970-749-9800. An answering machine is available for messages.

Orders will not be taken before April 15 of each irrigation year, and will only be received between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Callers are asked to leave the time and date of their call to determine when the order will be filled. Messages left without a time and date cannot be guaranteed for accurate processing.

No changes of delivery of water will be made on Sunday.

During times of high call volume, deliveries cannot be guaranteed within 48 hours.

 

9.4 Working with Ditch Riders

Colorado State Statutes give Ditch Riders the authority and responsibility to run irrigation water, and to maintain the canals, ditches and reservoirs of the Ditch Company.

Consideration and respect is required in working with the Ditch Riders, particularly in heavy water use periods.

No physical or verbal abuse of the Ditch Riders, Directors, or Secretary will be tolerated.

 

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Annual Meeting scheduled for 01/15/2020 at 7:00pm

The Annual Meeting of the Florida Consolidated Ditch
Company will be held at 7:00pm on Wednesday January
15th, 2020 at the Florida Mesa Grange, 656 Hwy 172, Durango CO 81303. This meeting will include: 2019  Financial Review, 2020 Budget Review, and the election of 2 Board members.


Notice of Meeting to be published in Durango Herald on December 28,2019 and January 4, 2020