Nestled four miles east of Rupert, Acequia boasts only a few more residents than its neighbor to the east, Minidoka. About 110 people call Acequia home year-round, said the city's recently retired clerk, Eldon Stephenson. In 1904 the settlement was called Sherrer, after one of its first settlers. It was a railroad siding for unloading settlers' livestock, machinery and supplies when the Minidoka Dam was completed and water began to run through the canals to surrounding farmland. The name was changed to Acequia in 1907.