Join our office team !

We are looking for a dependable person to join our office staff. This is a full time position, Monday through Friday, offering a competitive wage and benefits that include Medical, Dental and Life insurance and PERSI retirement enrollment.

Click here to check out the Front Desk Clerk job description and see if it might be right for you!  Fill out our application and return to the LOID office at 1520 Powers Ave.

Make Payments / View Your Invoice ONLINE!

The Lewiston Orchards Irrigation District is proud to offer you an easy and convenient payment option, as well as view current and past invoices!

Fast and Easy!

No registration is required for “One Time Pay”, the fastest way to pay online and confirm payment.

Safe and Secure!

Your information is kept confidential, secure, and backed by the highest security standards.

Eco-Friendly!

Paying online reduces paper use and is an easy way to help the environment.

Online Payment Guide: Click HERE

VISIT OUR ONLINE PAYMENT PORTAL

 


Reclamation – Managing Water in the West

Preliminary Draft Environmental Assessment

The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) prepared this Environmental Assessment (EA) in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the proposed Lewiston Orchards Water Exchange and Title Transfer Project. This EA analyzes the potential environmental impacts that could result from the implementation of the water exchange and title transfer alternatives.

Early settlers to the confluence of the Clearwater and Snake Rivers made their living by dryland farming, mining, and lumbering. Many of the settlers found the climate at the lower elevation provided for comfortable living with a good growing season for crops and orchards. In 1906, the Lewiston Land and Water Company of Portland, Oregon initiated irrigation in the area with the construction of the Sweetwater Creek Canal and Reservoir A Dam to deliver irrigation and domestic water to the dry bench above Lewiston, Idaho. To accomplish this, the company condemned Indian trust allotments on the Nez Perce Reservation owned by the U.S. in trust for individual Indians in a state court proceeding in Lewiston. The company failed to notify or include the U.S. as a party and its condemnation of U.S. trust allotments, then used for reservoirs and canals, occurred without lawful jurisdiction and remains of disputed validity to this day.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE OFFICIAL PRELIMINARY DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

 


NEWS

  • Current Construction
    UPDATE FOR 2020 – LOID has been replacing pipe in the area of Park Avenue from 10th Street to Thain Road as well as 10th Street from Preston Avenue to Warner Avenue.  After finishing the pipe replacement project on Park Avenue and 10th...
  • Irrigation Season ends October 20th with little water left to spare.
    Thank you for your conservation efforts! When you are ready to have your irrigation water service turned off, give us a call at 208.746.8235. LOID will turn off you water for free!...
  • LOID is working on an irrigation supply alternative!
    LOID is working on a long-range solution.  We have drilled a pilot well to test the aquifer’s viability as a replacement system.  The pilot well looks promising, and if progress on the well continues as expected, water will be available for the 2017...
  • New Well for LOID
    In an effort to stay litigation, the Lewiston Orchards Irrigation District (LOID) and the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nez Perce Tribe in July 2009.  Other signers included Nez Perce County, the City of Lewiston and the...