Irrigation Systems

Important information
Irrigation Season Schedule
Final Water Order Date: June 18, 2021
End of Season Date: June 30, 2021
EBID advises farmers not to purchase extra water unless they are certain they can use it by the end of season deadlines. Water balances are not carried over to the next season and water left in accounts unused provides no benefit.
June 9, 2021
Flat Rate Schedule
1st Flat Rate: June 5th - 6th, 2021
2nd Flat Rate: N/A
Based on initial allotment there will only be one flat rate weekend scheduled at this time.
April 20, 2021
How to Order Water
Phone: (575) 524-8003
Online: Click Farmer Services button below
Water Records is available Monday thru Friday from 7:30am - 4:30pm.
April 1, 2021
Emergency Contact Numbers
Water Issues: (575) 639-4381
Ditch Breaks: (575) 650-5045
April 1, 2001

EBID Surface Water Delivery System

EBID Irrigation Systems department personnel are responsible for managing and delivering surface water to irrigators. They monitor and measure the amount of water delivered to the irrigators by taking multiple meter readings during the irrigations and using that information to calculate the water delivery charge.

Work is performed throughout the District from the Caballo Dam to the Texas state line along EBID irrigation canals and laterals with personnel based in three locations: the Hatch Yard (North), Las Cruces Yard (Central), and Chamberino Yard (South).

irrigation systems performs the following functions
how irrigation systems measures water delivery

The primary measurement tool is the FlowProbe meter that is inserted into the flow of water at the turnout. Additional measurement methods include staff gage readings (upstream and/or downstream of the turnout), in-stream metering (approximately 20 feet downstream of the turnout), and Remote Telemetry Units (RTU) at the turnout.

By measuring the flow of water, EBID ensures that the amount of water delivered matches the amount ordered and that the water is equitably distributed to the irrigators.