Guide to Billing

Pay in Person – Cash, check, and money order payments are accepted in the office.

Other Payment Options:

Drop Box – After hours payments can be dropped off at one of our two drop boxes located in front of the office and next to the mail box near the parking lot.

It’s useful for last-minute payments. Effective 1-1-2024, the patron will be responsible for the $3.45 convenience fee.    For assistance, click here to review our online payment Frequently Asked Questions.

Over the Phone –
Automated service with step-by-step instructions.  Effective 1-1-2024, the patron will be responsible for the $3.45 convenience fee.

Quarterly Domestic Billing

The District bills domestic water every three months. The domestic bill is based on use, the more you use, the more you pay.

Overdue Payments
Domestic bills are due on the 20th of the following month. A late penalty of one percent is applied to the account if paid after the due date.

Leak Notification Letter
If you have received a notification letter, you may have a leak. The District’s meter reader inspected your water meter and found a continuous flow of water or an unusually high water reading. The letter includes the District’s leak adjustment policy and how to test for often undetected toilet leaks.

If you have questions about your bill or the information left by Lewiston Orchards Irrigation District please call the office at 208-746-8235 (Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Lewiston Orchards Irrigation District Rates
Lewiston Orchards Irrigation District sets its water rates based upon the cost of providing patrons with water. The rates for domestic and irrigation water are reviewed by staff and the Board of Directors. Rate proposals are discussed at the budget hearing which is held the first week of June. Public comments can be made at the budget hearing. The Board votes on the proposed budget and sets the rates for the next fiscal year at the regular board meeting held on the third Wednesday in June at 6:00 p.m.

Domestic rates have two components:

1. Water consumption charge per 100 cubic feet, and

2. A fixed, per account unit charge to cover the cost of the operation and maintenance of the system.

Irrigation assessments have two components:

1. A set unit charge of $165.00. Property owners with multiple properties within the Irrigation District are assessed only one unit charge provided the additional properties are bare land. Additional properties with a structure are assessed a unit charge.

2. An acreage charge of $270.00, the acreage charge is figured to the hundredth of one acre measured to the midline of the street.

Note: The amount of acreage you are assessed may be slightly more than your property assessment. Idaho Statute 43-701 states that all land within the District must be assessed. Your assessment includes the land to the middle of the street, alleys, and easements.