Code Section Group

Water Code - WAT

DIVISION 2. WATER [1000 - 5976]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368. )

PART 4. DISTRIBUTION OF WATER IN WATERMASTER SERVICE AREAS [4000 - 4407]

  ( Part 4 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368. )

CHAPTER 7. Expenses of Distribution [4200 - 4335]

  ( Chapter 7 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368. )

ARTICLE 2. Statement and Budget [4225 - 4228]
  ( Article 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368. )

4225.
  

The department shall, prior to June 15th of each year, prepare a statement for each service area. The statement shall contain a budget showing the amount of money estimated to be necessary to pay the costs of administration of the service area and the distribution of water therein for the ensuing fiscal year.

(Amended by Stats. 1961, Ch. 360.)

4226.
  

The budget shall include all of the following:

(a) Expenses theretofore incurred for the payment of which funds are not available.

(b) The cost of an annual watermaster report covering the current calendar year to be prepared at the end of said year.

(c) A reasonable estimate for contingencies.

(d) Other costs of administration of the service area or of distribution of water therein.

(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)

4227.
  

The statement shall also contain an apportionment of the amount of the budget among the owners of the various rights to store or divert within the service area.

(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 230, Sec. 25. Effective August 16, 2004.)

4228.
  

In all cases where a water right is owned by two or more persons, they shall pay in proportion to their respective interests in the water right, and, when the extent of the several interests is known to the department, the statement prepared by the department shall contain an apportionment of the amount to be paid by the various owners of the water right.

(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)

WATWater Code - WAT2