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Irrigation water on county roads will cost cash

By John L. Braese
The Enterprise
VALE – With the irrigation season at an end, county officials have a warning for next year’s users: Watering a county road will cost cash and possibly water.
After issuing more than 30 warnings last year, many to repeat offenders watering roads instead of crops, Malheur County Road Master Richard Moulton told the Malheur County Court that warnings aren’t working.
“I have even gone to the irrigation districts asking for their help in this problem,” Moulton said. “They say they will help, but they will not enforce anything.”
Moulton was under the impression only the sheriff’s office could take the next step of issuing a citation. Such citations can cost an irrigator up to $500 for a first offense with further offenses costing up to $1,000 per day.
Moulton has enlisted the help of an ally who can shut . . .