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Water Code - WAT

DIVISION 11. IRRIGATION DISTRICTS [20500 - 29978]

  ( Division 11 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

PART 2. FORMATION [20700 - 20982]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

CHAPTER 1. Petition for Formation [20700 - 20742]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

ARTICLE 1. Petitioners and Land [20700 - 20702]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

20700.
  

A majority in number of the holders of title to land susceptible of irrigation from a common source and by the same system of works, including pumping from subsurface or other water, who are also the holders of title to a majority in value of the land may propose the formation of a district under the provisions of this division; or the formation of the district may be proposed by not less than 500 petitioners, each of whom is an elector residing in the proposed district or the holder of title to land therein and which petitioners include the holders of title to not less than 20 per cent in value of the land included within the proposed district.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

20701.
  

The land proposed to be formed into a district need not consist of contiguous parcels.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

20702.
  

“Land susceptible of irrigation” as used in section 20700 of this code includes land used for residential or business purposes susceptible of receiving water for domestic or agriculture purposes and if land of that character constitutes a majority in area of the land in the proposed district the holders of title thereto or electors residing thereon shall be counted as qualified petitioners for the formation of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1947, Ch. 499.)

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