WATER USER DISTRICTS
Purpose of chapter.
Definition of terms.
Organization--Actions by and against--Creation and incorporation.
Petition for organization of district--Filing with and approval by board--Contents.
Lands included in district.
Organization within territorial boundaries of another district.
Directors--Election at large or from election divisions--Boundaries of divisions.
Grouping of directors elected at large--Term of office.
Petition for organization of district--Number of signatures required--Name, post
office address, and location of land of petitioner.
Instruments constituting petition for organization of district--Affidavit of circulator
as to signatures on each sheet--Form.
Maps, plans and estimates accompanying petition for organization of district--Location of lands within proposed district.
Examination of petition by Department of Water and Natural Resources to determine
compliance with law--Noncompliance with law, dismissal of petition.
Publication of petition for organization of district.
Protest against organization of district--Right to file with Board of Water and Natural
Resources--Determination of validity by board.
Investigation of proposed district and works by Board of Water and Natural
Declaration of feasibility of proposed project and conformance to public
convenience--Dismissal of petition or certificate of feasibility--Filing of certificate--District as public corporation.
Validation of prior districts and boundaries--Validation of prior proceedings, bonds,
Board of directors--Qualification upon filing certificate of organization--Vacancy
created by failure to qualify--First meeting.
Additional territory, inclusion in district.
Extension of district--Petition to include additional territory--Contents--Filing.
Petition for expansion of district--Map showing location of lands to be included to
accompany--Plans and estimates.
Publication of notice for extension of district--Filing of protest.
Action by Board of Water and Natural Resources on petition for extension of district--Certificate of approval--Filing--Effect.
Exclusion of lands from district--Grounds--Procedure.
Notices of hearing on exclusion--Protests.
Members of board of directors succeeding original board--Nomination and election--Term of office.
Hour and place of election.
Election of directors--Voting rights.
Notice of election time, place, and purpose--Mailing or publication.
Registration of voters--Conduct of election--Costs.
Candidate to fill vacancy or succeed an outgoing director--Vote necessary for
Director to be landowner or entryman.
Removal of members of board of directors from office--Grounds--Procedure.
Vacancies on board of directors--Declaration of existence--Filling--Member elected
to fill, term of office.
Reimbursement of expenses and compensation of board members.
Officers--Election by board of directors--Appointment of executive committee and
Bond of treasurer.
Corporate powers of district vested in board of directors.
Bylaws and procedures--Adoption by board of directors--Minutes of meetings--Records of account, kept at principal place of business, open to public inspection.
Indemnification of directors, officers, employees, or agents of districts.
Powers of district.
Powers of corporation for public purposes--Acquisition and disposition of property.
Acquisition, management, use, and operation of works and property--Disposition of
Transfer of obligations of nonprofit rural water supplier or wastewater system
operator to water user district, sanitary district, or municipality--Majority vote of
Contracts with governmental agencies authorized for certain purposes.
Extraterritorial powers of district.
Appropriation of waters of state by district--Interference with existing water rights
Eminent domain--Appraisement of private property or interest.
Municipal approval of location of wastewater plant or system--Exception for existing
plant or system.
District has no power to tax or levy assessments--Others have no liability for district
indebtedness or obligations.
Costs of operation of district--Contract for payment of rent or charge for water
storage or water supply.
Grants or loans--Gifts.
Cooperation with United States in acquisition and disposition of property.
Eminent domain laws applicable to irrigation districts apply.
Contracts governed by public agency procurement law.
Filing of plans and specifications--Advertisement for bids.
Contracts for proposed construction work--Employment of citizens of state--Bond
Certain proposed works exempt from competitive bidding requirements.
Borrowing power of district--Sources from which obligations payable--Authorization, issuance, and sale of bonds.
District obligations--Pledge of revenue for payment--Collateral security for loan.
Refunding of district obligations.
Revenues of district--Payment into special fund--Collection and disposition of
special fund, terms, and conditions.
Agreement between directors and holders of district obligations as to charges for
water, sewage disposal, or other services.
Prices, rates, and charges--Contracts.
Default in payment of money specified in agreement--Termination of contract--Right
to recovery not affected by discontinuation of services.
Funds of district--Creating by board of directors--Identification--Separate accounts.
Construction fund--Deposit of bond proceeds--Credit of interest received upon
deposits--Disbursements--Balance transferred to debt service fund.
Water or wastewater fund--Credit of revenue of works and operations--Payment of
operation and maintenance costs.
Debt service fund--Transfer of balance from water fund--Moneys pledged for
payment of evidences of indebtedness.
Deposit of funds--Payment of claims.
Fiscal year--Audit of financial affairs by board of directors, filing of written report.
Disposition of water supply works, drainage works, or wastewater systems.
Sale of unneeded works--Submission of question to Board of Water and Natural
Resources--Special election--Notice--Majority vote authorizes sale.
Mortgage or hypothecation of property to secure payment of loans from
Mortgage or trust deed to secure payment of borrowed money--Foreclosure upon
default and appointment of receiver.
Dissolution of district--Special election--Notice--Conditions for dissolution.
Dissolution complete upon resolution of board canvassing vote--Filing.
Cancellation of applications for appropriation of water upon dissolution.
Municipalities excepted from chapter--Contracts with district.
Irrigation districts--Powers and functions unaffected by chapter.
Appointment of water master.
Duties of water master.
Removal of water master.
Water Management Board not affected.
Group insurance for members of board of directors.