An emergency off is when a user calls in and needs their water turned off immediately. Once the district is notified that an emergency off has been requested, a zanjero will promptly make his way to the meter and turn it off.
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The process involves setting up your account, testing your meter and delivery valves to determine any further work that must be done on our part prior to delivering your first order. We will make sure that all valves and your meter are working properly. We will review specifics regarding how your meter measures water. We will go over what type of crop you will be watering and work with you to determine the most accurate amount of water necessary.
When there is more than 1 user on a meter, each has a designated delivery point from which they irrigate. A short delivery is the closest acreage next to the meter. The district’s responsibility is 3 feet downstream of the short delivery valve. An intermediate delivery is located off of the long delivery and is used to irrigate the next acreage downstream of the meter. The district’s responsibility is also only 3 feet downstream of the intermediate valve. A long delivery is used to irrigate the furthest acreage to the south of the meter. The district’s responsibility is up to 1,300 feet from the long delivery valve. Any delivery lines or field valves past the points mentioned above will be the user’s responsibility.
The canal distribution system was constructed and engineered to follow the natural slope of the land to allow the free flow of water in the direction of the force of gravity. Irrigation pumps are used to deliver water to elevated areas within the availability zones.