The Little Blue NRD is initiating a maintenance program for irrigation flow meters. For the fall of 2016 Tri City Meters from Alda Nebraska will be contracted to do the work. The map shows the area, and locates the meters, that will be pulled from the pipe, have the bearing housing re-greased, and then re-installed with a new pipe gasket. The contacts for the specific meters will be notified with more specific information about the program soon. The work is to be completed between September and December of this year. The board has also adopted a cost share program to assist with repairs that will be needed to keep the meters working. There is a program outline available for review, but basically monies are available with 50% assistance for each meter repaired, up to a $300 maximum cost share for each meter. Each producer is eligible for up to $1000 per year for meter repairs. Although any ag business that works with wells, pivots, or discharge piping can likely help with getting meters installed and keeping them operable, there are currently only three companies the District is aware of that do the actual repairs. Those would be McCrometer/Great Plains in Aurora, Tri City Metes in Alda, and the Little Blue NRD in Davenport.