Palisade Irrigation District boundaries run East to West between the Price Ditch and Grand Valley Canal to 28 ¾ and F Roads. It is important for residents in the PID service area to know that the Price Ditch is piped.
Formed in 1904, the PID receives water from the Government Highline Canal into the Price Ditch. Additional water is delivered directly from the Government Highline Canal to some separate laterals. Approximately 12,000 landowners and 7,000 acres of land are serviced by the PID.
Water rights are owned by the PID and are allocated to the land. Water rights cannot be sold separately. When land ownership changes, the water stays with the land. Water assessments are collected by the Mesa County Treasurer as part of the annual tax collection process.
Two different lateral systems exist within the PID system. Under the District’s Salinity Program, laterals were improved and placed underground. PID Facilities are marked with stickers. These laterals are the responsibility of the PID. ALL UNDERGROUND VALVES ON PID SALINITY LATERALS ARE THE PROPERTY OF PID AND ARE NOT TO BE OPERATED BY ANYONE BUT PID EMPLOYEES. If you need your water shut off please call the PID office and leave a message and a Field Tech will return your call ASAP.
Private laterals are the responsibility of the landowners using those particular laterals.
The PID is not responsible for any tail waters or wastewater. Each water user is responsible to ensure their wastewater is properly conveyed to a natural stream or water course without damage to adjoining properties.
Schedule, Board, Assessments
Irrigation water is typically available through the PID from approx. April 15, to the last week of October of each year.
The PID is governed by a three-member board and meets on the first Thursday of every month at 777 35 3/10 Rd. @ 7:00 P.M.
Assessments are collected through the Mesa County Treasurer and are billed at the rate of $50 for the first acre, or any portion thereof and $21.00 for any additional acres or any portion thereof. This provides landowners with 1/3 to 1/2 of a Colorado Miner’s Inch per acre. 1/2 of a Colorado Miner's Inch is about 5.8 gallons per minute.
Palisade Irrigation District
E-mail: OFFICE.PALISADEIRRIGATIONDIST@GMAIL.COM - Office
777 35 3/10 Road
Palisade, CO 81526
970-464-4700 - 9am-3pm - M-F [mt]
VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE: www.palisadeirrigationdistrict.org