It's nice to know that Alex Jack can quote the New Testament, but he is incorrect in applying Matthew 6:24 to the Imperial Irrigation District organization. It is the water and the power departments that are the servants and the IID directors the master, not the other way around. The City Council of Brawley not only directs the Fire Department but the city police, water, sewer, library departments, etc. Most would agree all well-run organizations are diversified.
Let's be honest about why the farmers (and Alex Jack is a farmer) want to split the IID: for control of the district's water. Once the water department is split, the farmer may try to control the board by having elections by districts instead of countywide as is done now. They may even try to establish a requirement that only voters with farmland will be eligible to vote. They can then assign their water allotment to their canal gate and sell to whomever they wish, keeping the money for themselves.