Columbia Irrigation District’s office is open Monday – Friday from 7:30 am – 4:00 pm located at 10 E Kennewick Avenue, Kennewick, WA. The office phone number is (509) 586-6118. During water season the District is available for emergencies 24 hours a day by calling (509) 586-6118.
2022 WATER SEASON START UP DATE
Columbia Irrigation District began filling and flushing the canal system on Tuesday, March 22nd. The canal will be filled by Monday, March 28th, and water should be on schedule and available by Friday, April 15th. This process takes five to seven days from the time water is turned into the canal at Wanawish Dam and flows through to the end of the canal system.
For those individuals who pump directly from the canal, we strongly urge you not to begin pumping as soon as you see water. It is very easy to plug your system if you do not allow the weeds and debris to flush out of the canal and it could take three weeks or longer to get you unplugged. Due to high call volumes during priming, the District suggests all valves be in the off position. Allowing the canal to have an initial flush will reduce the call volume and free up the staff to make repairs and clear lines of debris.
Our goal is to deliver water to the entire District by April 22nd. If you do not receive water by then, notify office personnel at 586-6118. Unfortunately, not everyone can be first to get water. Thank you for your patience while the crews are doing everything possible to get water to you in a timely manner.
If leaks occur, we will isolate the leak and when we have finished priming the system, we will begin making repairs. Should you have a problem with your service valve, give our office a call and a work order will be placed on the maintenance schedule.