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DIVISION 11. IRRIGATION DISTRICTS [20500 - 29978]

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

PART 5. POWERS AND PURPOSES [22075 - 22982]

  ( Part 5 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

CHAPTER 2. Powers [22225 - 22338]

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

ARTICLE 3. Charges [22280 - 22284]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

22280.
  

Any district may in lieu in whole or in part of levying assessments fix and collect charges for any service furnished by the district, including, but not limited to, all of the following:

(a) (1) Use, sale, or lease of water, which may include, pursuant to the notice, protest, and hearing procedures in Section 53753 of the Government Code, a standby charge whether the water is actually used or not.

(2) If the procedures set forth in this section as it read at the time a standby charge was established were followed, the district may, by resolution, continue the charge pursuant to this section in successive years at the same rate. If new, increased, or extended assessments are proposed, the district shall comply with the notice, protest, and hearing procedures in Section 53753 of the Government Code.

(b) Delivery of water for irrigation in excess of a specified quantity per unit of land.

(c) Water and the service thereof required by law or provisions of agreements under which all or part of the water supply of the district was acquired to be furnished outside its boundaries to consumers whose rights to service were at the time the supply of water was acquired by the district enforceable by reason of their status as persons of the class for whose benefit the water was appropriated or dedicated.

(d) Use of water for power purposes.

(e) Sale of electric power.

(f) Connections to new pipelines or extensions of existing pipelines required to serve water to lands in the district not adjacent to existing distribution works and which have been constructed in whole or in part at the expense of the district.

(g) Services performed under contracts made pursuant to Section 22234.

(h) Use of water for groundwater recharge.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 27, Sec. 19. Effective January 1, 2008.)

22281.
  

A district may charge higher rates for the service of water to any land that is not subject to assessment by the district than is charged other land in the district for similar service.

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

22281.1.
  

A district may establish a charge for the right to connect to new pipelines or extensions of existing pipelines constructed in whole or in part at the expense of the district in such amounts as in the opinion of the board will reimburse the district for the cost of construction advanced by the district.

The connection charge shall be as nearly as possible an amount equal to that proportion of the cost of construction of the new pipeline or extension that the area to be served by the connection bears to the total area to be served by the new pipeline or extension.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 1180.)

22282.
  

Whenever any charges for any service provided for by this division have been fixed, they may be made payable in advance.

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

22282.1.
  

A district may refuse service to any land if outstanding charges for services already rendered such land have not been paid within a reasonable time.

(Added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 673.)

22283.
  

A district may prescribe reasonable rules to carry out the provisions of this article.

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

22284.
  

A district may prescribe by rule that when any charges fixed for services under Section 22280 become delinquent, the charges may be collected in accordance with procedures specified in Section 25806.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1052, Sec. 1.)

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