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KID Board Members to Vote on Irrigation System on Red Mountain

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WEST RICHLAND, Wash. - After 35 years of waiting, irrigation water could soon be coming to the farmers surrounding red mountain in Benton City and West Richland.

Farmers and other property owners feel a new irrigation system would make it a lot easier to get water and increase their property values.

KID board members will vote Tuesday, July 21st, on whether or not to approve a local improvement district or LID on Red Mountain.

The LID will provide the funding for engineering, financing, administration and construction costs for the new irrigation system. But it's the property owners that will have to pay for it if they plan on using it.

"Nobody is being forced into this LID. If you do not want to be a part of it, you just have to submit a letter by the beginning of the meeting saying you want out and you can be taken out," said Beth Smith with the Kennewick Irrigation District.

The meeting again is Tuesday, July 21st at the Kennewick Irrigation District office in downtown Kennewick. The meeting starts at 9:00 a.m.

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