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NID Customers Praised for Conservation Efforts as Drought Declaration Lifted

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Susan Holt
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

NID Customers Praised for Conservation Efforts as Drought Declaration Lifted

Grass Valley – The Nevada Irrigation District applauds customers for their unprecedented water conservation efforts, as Governor Jerry Brown lifted the drought state of emergency declaration on April 7, 2017.

NID customers actively confronted California’s recent extreme drought, conserving an astonishing 26% overall since 2013.Treated water customers conserved approximately 2.3 billion gallons of water. Agriculture customers conserved around 10,000 acre feet (AF) of water, and NID operational modifications saved an additional 10,000 AF.

Statewide conservation and this winter season’s abundant rain and snow amounts prompted the Governor to end the drought state of emergency for the majority of California. Four counties remain under the emergency order to help address diminished Central Valley groundwater supplies.

In a written release, Brown stated that “the next drought could be around the corner,” and “conservation must be a way of life.” Water reporting requirements and prohibitions on wasteful water use practices remain in effect statewide, including restrictions on watering during, or directly following rainfall. NID supports state efforts to make conservation a way of life in California.

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