The Grants Pass Irrigation District, located in Oregon’s Josephine and Jackson Counties, was organized in 1916 to provide adequate irrigation water for lands in the Rogue Valley.

The district is dedicated to operate and maintain a distribution system that economically and environmentally enhances the community.

With the irrigation season upon us, the District is constantly concerned with the safety of the general public and wants to remind everyone of the dangers posed by open irrigation canals.  The canals contain slippery moss, sharp rocks, glass and barbed wire.  There are a lot of hidden underwater dangers such as turbulence or suction, strong enough to rip off a lifejacket!

Some driveway crossings have a trash rack to catch debris as it floats in the water.  The water pressure at these crossings is higher, causing even more danger in these areas.

Kids building dams in canals or ditches for fun can cause extensive damage that requires expensive repairs.  Please communicate to your friends and family that it is not only against the law to be in the irrigation canals, but how dangerous ditches and canals can be.  Please call the District office immediately if you see someone swimming or bathing in the canals.

No Spray Agreements

March 28, 2013

If you are a landowner that wants to request that no chemicals are used to control plant growth on the District’s right of way on your property, you need to annually fill out a NO SPRAY AGREEMENT and file it in the District office by January 1st of each year.  The forms are available in […]

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Next Board Meeting

March 26, 2013

The next  Board Meeting is May 8, 2014 at 10:00 AM.  These are public meetings, so everyone is invited to attend.  The meetings are held at 200 Fruitdale Drive Grants Pass in the conference room of the Grants Pass Irrigation District office.  If you plan to attend, it is best if you call the office at (541) […]

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Irrigating Season

March 26, 2013

4/16/14 The maintenance crew is extremely busy now trying to get all maintenance issues handled as best we can before irrigating season starts.  We realize that it is getting warm and dry, but we are expecting more rain soon.  Please be patient the water will come soon.  Maybe not May 1 but we hope to have […]

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2014 Billing Statement Postcards

March 26, 2013

Your assessment is due today!!!  Interest starts 4/16/2014.  Look whats NEW!  You can pay your bill online on our website.  Just look for the yellow box that says pay here!  2014 Billing Statement post cards and statements will be going out this Friday January 31,2014.  The assessments are due by April 1, 2014.  Assessments start accumulating interest fees […]

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If You Have An Emergency

March 20, 2013

If you have an emergency situation where you have water flooding your property or any other property; please call the office at 541-476-2582 Monday thru Friday 8 AM to 5PM, except Saturday and Sunday, as well as holidays. The ditchwalkers, during the irrigation season, are subject to on call twenty-four (24) hours a day and work long hours.  […]

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