Arizona Revised Statutes § 48-3181 General Plan For Proposed Works; Engineering Services

48-3181. General plan for proposed works; engineering services

A. For the purpose of procuring necessary irrigation works, water and water rights, developing electrical energy and acquiring the necessary property in connection therewith and otherwise carrying out the provisions of this chapter, the board of directors of a district shall, as soon as practicable after the organization of the district, or as soon as practicable after a general plan theretofore adopted has been abandoned as provided by this article, by a resolution entered on its records, adopt a general plan of its proposed works.

B. The resolution shall state generally what works or property it is proposed to lease, purchase or acquire, what works it is proposed to construct, the estimated cost for carrying out the plan and how it is proposed to raise the funds necessary therefor.

C. For the purpose of ascertaining the estimated cost or value of any proposed work or water rights, and of definitely ascertaining the location and character of a storage reservoir, reservoirs, diversion dams, power plants, irrigation canals, laterals or other works proposed to be constructed, and of finally and accurately determining, defining and establishing the parcels of land susceptible of irrigation from the proposed works and the supply of water that will be made available for the irrigation thereof, the board of directors shall employ one or more competent engineers under whose direction and supervision shall be made:

1. All surveys, examinations, maps, plans, profiles, calculations and estimates necessary to demonstrate the practicability of the proposed works and furnish a proper basis for an estimate of the cost of carrying out the proposed works.

2. Such surveys, maps and detailed information as will accurately define, establish and delineate the parcels of land susceptible of irrigation in the proposed works.

3. Such analysis, data and information as will demonstrate the probable sufficiency of water for irrigation of the lands proposed to be reclaimed by the works.

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