The Engineering and Operations departments are primarily responsible for the implementation of the District’s capital improvement plan, and work closely together to provide prioritizing, design, and construction of public works projects to maintain and improve existing infrastructure, provide new service, and increase reliability of water delivery.  These departments oversee over 60 miles of canal, 300 miles of pipeline, 100 pump stations, 20 reservoirs, and other infrastructure.

The Engineering group works with individuals, cities and counties, architects, developers, and contractors, to ensure that projects are managed effectively following current state and federal laws, as well as policies and procedures established by the KID Board of Directors.  Engineering personnel also provide irrigation system inspection and underground (call 811) locate services.

Irrigation Water Allotment Recalibrations are reviewed on a case-by-case basis through our Engineering Department. For information regarding Recalibration (removing an irrigation water allotment), contact Lori Gibson, Engineering Administrative Assistant, at (509) 586-9111 ext. 148.

Jason McShane

Jason McShane, P.E., received his B.S. from Brigham Young University and was licensed as a Professional Engineer in 2010.  He joined KID in 2005, and moved into his current position in 2012.  He has successfully spearheaded numerous large projects within the District to improve water distribution and operations management.