Billing Information

A $25 late charge will be applied to all unpaid accounts on April 15th.  

On March 18, 2022, By order of the Board of Trustees

Board has adopted the following policy on past due accounts:   If payment in full or arrangement to pay in full is not made by 60 days of  billing date, service will be shut off and late charges will continue to accrue on the account per Benchland Billing Policy.  Water will remain off until all charges on account are paid in full.  


Billing for the Irrigation Season will be mailed the first week of February

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Annual Service Charge Schedule 
A. Definition: Those charges levied to each
contracted service for the annual costs of
providing service
B.  Charges by Category of Service: 
Residential Users
  .00    to   .184 Acres    $ 192.00
 .185   to   .249 Acres     $ 212.00
  .25   to   .499 Acres     $ 217.00
  .50   to   .749 Acres     $ 227.00
  .75   to  2.0   Acres     $ 247.00
Condominium Unit Users
  Per Residential Unit            $  167.00
Commercial, Residential & Governmental
(Entities over 2.0 Acres)
  Track Charge                    $  187.00
  Water Charge per Ac. Ft.        $   30.00
Contract Requires:
    4 Acre Feet per Acre 
    (Minimum - $120.00 per Acre)
Agricultural Users:
   Track Charge                   $ 187.00
   Water Charge per Ac. Ft.       $ 15.00
      Contract Requires:
            3 Acre Feet per Acre 
           (Minimum - $100.00 per Acre)
 Pumping Facilty Users:
   Track Charge                   $187.00
   Acreage User charge            $_______
   Operation, Maintenance     $100.00
       (Replacement charge for pumping)
   Electrical Charges             $_______
       (Pass through charge for pumping)
             Total Use Charge    $_______
NOTE: Per Board of Trustsees, December 2013,
any user living outside of the District Boundaries 
who has not been annexed into the District will 
be charged twice the annual use amount.
C.  Special Pressurized Irrigation Needs:  
The Operations Manager is authorized by
the Board of Trustees to negotiate on a
case by case basis a higher quantity of
water to meet special needs of commercial
users than that required for contracting.
He is further directed to install water
meters for commercial users where deemed
necessary or appropriate. The cost of the
meter and installation will be the
responsibility of the special irrigation
user. In no case will the quantity of
water delivered exceed the quantity of
water under contract. Annual Charges
will be based on the quantity of water
under contract.


Billing Information

The District establishes an account for each service following the contracting for service by the customer.  Initial billing, following contracting for service, will be issued within thirty (30) days of contracting and subsequent billings are issued at thirty (30) day intervals until the balance due is paid in full.  Each customer is billed a Water Use Charge annually.  The Annual Water Charge for service is billed in February for the Irrigation season that follows in that given calendar year. 

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    Payments/Late Charges 

Annual Water charges are due for payment in full within thirty (30) days following issuance of the bill.  Accounts not paid within sixty (60) days of the original billing date are declared delinquent.  Delinquent accounts not paid within sixty (60) days of initial billing shall be assessed delinquent charges. *Effective 6/20/13 the Board of Trustees for the District have passed a motion to change late penalties as follows:

  •  60 to 90 days: Past Due Notice & $25.00* delinquent charge, service will not be available until paid in full.
  •  91 to 100 days: Warning Notice & second or additional $10.00* delinquent charge.
       a. Billings unpaid after ninety (90) days from first billing date will be issued an "Account Past Due Warning Notice" giving the user ten(10) days to pay their account in full, including the unpaid balance plus all delinquent charges. 
       b. Billings remaining unpaid for ten(10) days following issuance of that "Accounts Past Due Warning Notice" the user will forfeit the right to use the Benchland Water District service, and will be issued an additional billing reflecting the fifty dollar ($50.00) late penalty.
  •  101 to 130 days: Final Notice & $50.00 late penalty. Accounts remaining delinquent for thirty (30) days following the "Accounts Past Due Warning Notice" will be declared in breach of contract and the contract will be cancelled. 
        a. Service will not be available to the property. This will be strictly enforced. 
        b. Customer will be prohibited from using the irrigation water until all unpaid balances and delinquent charges including the   $50.00 penalty are paid in full.
  •  131 days and over: Cancellation of Contract Notice
        a. Service will no longer be available and may result in removal of Benchland Water District lines.
        b. To resume service the customer will need to contract for service and pay the $350.00 contract charge plus current annual use charges.