June 9, 2021
“No-Spray” Zone means “You-Spray” Zone
Putting up “no-spray” signs is not enough to maintain a no-spray zone. Patrons need a no-spray permit from NUID and they need to physically manage the noxious weeds that grow within their designated no-spray zone.
Because most canal roads are easements through private property, the District does respect landowners’ requests to establish “no-spray” zones through their property. But as of 2020, we require a formal request to acquire a “no-spray permit” that must be approved by the North Unit Board of Directors. Once you complete your No-Spray Permit, and have it approved, we will respect the boundaries of your no-spray zone. Once a “no-spray” zone is established, the responsibility of eradicating weeds within the easement area returns to the landowner. And if weeds are not managed, the repercussions are significant.
Ignoring the Weed Control Ordinance could result in enforcement spraying, fees, and property liens. For a detailed breakdown of penal action, See link below.