Our Conservation Program

Hayden Lake Irrigation District (District) takes water conservation seriously. The District’s production of water for our customers increases dramatically during the summer. This increase is due to watering lawns, gardens, landscape and irrigation of crops. It has become necessary for the District to start an Odd/Even Outdoor Watering Schedule. The Odd/Even Watering Schedule will be as follows:

• Street addresses ending with an odd number may water on odd dates of the month. • Street addresses ending with an even number may water on even dates of the month.
• New laws; sod, seed or hydro-seed may be watered daily until established.  

Alternating our outdoor water days helps conserve valuable water resources and assist the District in meeting peak summer demands. The odd/even schedule will allow customers to maintain landscaping while reducing peak seasonal demands on the water distribution system. 

The District has taken the approach of education when it comes to water use.

Our education method includes: 
- information on our web site on steps to help conserve water.
- a demonstration garden at our office.
- notifying homes with excess water use each month.
- notifying homes when the meter indicates a leak.

The District reads the domestic meters monthly. We analyze the reads for each account to look for any anomalies. Based on the time of year (winter, spring, summer or fall) we determine what amount of water would be considered above average use for the month.

We visit each home that falls above the determined amount and any home where the leak indicator alarm was tripped.

When we arrive at the home we verify:
- the meter if functioning properly.
- the meter read is correct.
- confirm, if possible, there is a leak.
- what the leak rate is timed at; for example: 1 gallon per minute.

Once we have this information we attempt to speak with the owner/tenant to provide the data we collected. If there is no answer at the door we leave a tag. If there is a leak it will be a red tag with information about the leak, if there is high usage, then it will be a yellow tag as a courtesy notice. The courtesy notice will provide the amount of water used and a reminder you may incur excess water charges on your next invoice.

It is not our intent to define, or tell you, how much water you can use. Our intent is to keep you informed about your water use.

For help in determining the location of your leak please click on the green box marked “Determining Your Leak” for a helpful guide.


Please use the contact form below to send us a question. If you would like to call us we can be reached at 208.772.2612.



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2160 West Dakota Avenue
Hayden, ID 83835-5122
PH: 208.772.2612


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Hayden Lake Irrigation District
2160 West Dakota Avenue, Hayden Idaho 83835-5122
Ph: 208.772.2612 | Hours: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm Monday thru Thursday
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