EBID Policies

"Elephant Butte Irrigation District ("EBID") is a political subdivision of the State of New Mexico. EBID is formed under the statutes entitled "Irrigation Districts Cooperating with the United States under Reclamation Laws" found at NMSA 1978 Sec. 73-10-1, et seq., and 73-11-1, et seq."

Listed below is the table of contents for the EBID Board Policy Book. The Board of Directors began reviewing and, where needed, updating each policy in May 2011. As each policy is approved, it will be available for review on this website by clicking on the link below.

If you need to examine a policy that is not available on this website, please call (575) 526-6671 ext 402.




Engineering Policies

1981-ENG2 Flume Installation and Repair
1984-ENG3 Installation of Box Culverts and Free Flowing Bridges
1985-ENG4 Crossings--Canals, Laterals & Drains for Individual & Public Use
1985-ENG5 Right-of-Way Encroachment and Ill-Defined Rights-of-Way
1988-ENG6 Installation of Gates on Rights-of-Way
1989-ENG7 Issuing License and Permits
1989-ENG8 Approval for Subdivision Developments
1997-ENG10 Relinquishment of EBID Property Interests
1989-ENG11 Policy Governing Protection of EBID Easements and Property Interests
2003-ENG12 Classification of Land within EBID
2005-ENG13 Stacking of Project Water Rights within EBID
2013-ENG14 Use of Project Water for Native Vegetation Habitat Restoration Sites in Elephant Butte Irrigation District

General Administrative Policies

1986-GA1 Benefits of Board of Directors During Term of Office
1986-GA2 Executive Committee Meetings Notification
1991-GA5 Protest Policy
2000-GA6 Political Candidates and Advertising on District Rights-of-Way
2003-GA8 Special Water User Association
2012-GA9 Lien Procedure for Delinquent Farm Accounts

Groundwater Policies

2012-GW1 Uses of Groundwater Rights Owned by EBID, Referred to as the NM OSE File No. LRG-01776

Maintenance Policies

1984-MNT3 Dollar Responsibility for Construction & Maintenance of Structures

Operations Policies

2004-OP1 Damages from Conveyance System Breaks and Runovers
1981-OP2 Establishing Tentative Date for Annual Irrigation Season
1981-OP3 Drain Wash-ins
1983-OP4 Unauthorized Taking of Irrigation Water
1984-OP5 Ditchbreak Resolution
1988-OP6 Installation of Permanent Lift Pump
1987-OP7 Seepage Resolution
1992-OP7 Combining Tracts of Land in Water Records for the Purpose of Watering
1989-OP8 Prevention of Water Theft or Waste
1993-OP9 Temporary Flat Rate Transfer of Conserved Water from Farm Rate Accounts
2003-OP10 Requirements for Pumping Water from Private Wells and Conveying the Water Through District Facilities
2004-OP11 Operation and Maintenance Responsibilities for Private Ditches and Acequias within EBID
2008-OP12 Spill Water Use for Irrigation Purposes 
2015-OP13 Depletion Reduction and Offset Program 

Water Policies

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