Got a broken tailwater box?
If any of your tailwater boxes are in such condition that the Imperial Irrigation District cannot measure the flow of your field's runoff, you will soon know about it.
The district is primed to enforce regulation 39 that allows for a cutoff of water if after a 45-day notification, tailwater boxes are not fixed. The district will begin notifying appropriate farmers this month.
The regulation was briefly discussed at Thursday's meeting of the IID's water conservation advisory board.
Water Department Manager Mike King estimated 25 percent, or 1,500, of 6,000 tailwater boxes need some kind of repair. He said notifications will likely include what needs to be corrected with a given box, as well as follow-up letters when a box is in proper working condition.