Water Rights and Wells in Idaho

Posted by Allen Cofield on Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 at 3:39pm.

Water for a home or property in rural idaho

Many property buyers today are contemplating buying a home or land in a rural area that are not well educated on water supplies leading to those areas. In the Boise regional area, some parcels have rights and access to the irrigation water that is sent throughout the treasure valley, while others do not.

Many subdivisions being developed today are including pressurized irrigation water throughout the community and are implementing HOAs to cover for the pump house cost. If you are moving from another area like Southern California, there is no such thing as irrigation water available and much of the land is covered with city provided water, not wells.

The Idaho Department of Water Resources,  is a great place to learn about the available water and some of the wells permitted in Idaho.

Prior to 1987, Wells were not required to be permitted and thus may not be recorded or reported in the records.

The Boise Regional area is covered and controlled within the Western Region. The site is helpful to learn about the depth of wells, the administrative regions, areas of drilling concerns, areas of groundwater concerns, nitrate priority areas, critical Groundwater Areas, Groundwater management areas, and groundwater districts.

 Check back with me if you are interested in buying a home or property in the rural areas of Idaho within 25 miles of Boise Idaho, I am a great resource to help you get started on your purchase.

Allen Cofield, Associate Broker, GRI 
Boise Premier Real Estate

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