NID Prepares for New State Drought Rules

Contact:  Rem Scherzinger
(530) 273-6185
Or:     Dave Carter
(530) 265-NEWS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Water Summit July 24 in Grass Valley

NID Prepares for New State Drought Rules

GRASS VALLEY  -   The Nevada Irrigation District is considering stronger water conservation measures that could take effect in August, it was announced at Wednesday’s (July 23) meeting of the NID Board of Directors.

General Manager Rem Scherzinger said the district may implement portions of its Stage III Drought Contingency Plan to comply with new emergency urban water use regulations handed down by the State Water Resources Control Board.

Under a current Stage II drought declaration, NID is asking all customers to voluntarily reduce water usage by 20 percent.  The new rules may call for mandatory conservation measures including limits on days of outdoor watering and a prohibition of watering between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.  Other measures triggered by the state regulations include discontinuance of washing down driveways and sidewalks and irrigation that causes excess runoff.

“Staff is reviewing the new emergency regulations to ensure that appropriate actions are followed,” said Scherzinger.  “We’re doing a good job in our community.  Our urban water use is down 16 percent since March.”

The NID Board of Directors will meet in adjourned session this evening (July 24) for a special community Water Summit.  The event will be held from 6-8 p.m. in the Don Baggett Theatre at Nevada Union High School in Grass Valley.  The meeting is open to the public and will also be broadcast live on Nevada City community radio station KVMR-89.5 FM (www.kvmr.org.)

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Lake of the Pines – Torrey Pines Drive

General Outage Area: Torrey Pines Drive from Lakeshore South to Bobolink Way
Date: 07/30/2014 to 07/30/2014
Time: 08:30 am to 03:00 pm

Torrey Pines Drive from Lakeshore South to Bobolink Way: service line replacement

Lake of the Pines – Lakeshore South

General Outage Area: Lakeshore South, Redwood Court, Star Court
Date: 07/29/2014 to 07/29/2014
Time: 08:30 am to 03:00 pm

Lakeshore South, Redwood Court, Star Court: service line replacement

PCWA and NID Water Committee, Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) and the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Water Committee will meet at the District’s Board Room located at 1036 West Main Street, Grass Valley, at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 7, 2014.

Grass Valley – Dorsey Drive

General Outage Area: Dorsey Drive, Comstock Court, Olympia Glade Mobile Home Park
Date: 08/07/2014 to 08/08/2014
Time: 08:00 pm to 05:00 am

Dorsey Drive, Comstock Court, Olympia Glade Mobile Home Park: transmission main line replacement

Grass Valley – Dorsey Drive

General Outage Area: Dorsey Drive, Comstock Court, Olympia Glade Mobile Home Park
Date: 08/05/2014 to 08/06/2014
Time: 08:00 pm to 05:00 am

Dorsey Drive, Comstock Court, Olympia Glade Mobile Home Park: transmission main line replacement

NID, SunSmile Farms Settle Pipeline Issue

Contact:  Rem Scherzinger
(530) 273-6185
Or:     Dave Carter
(530) 265-NEWS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

NID, Sun Smile Farms Settle Pipeline Issue

GRASS VALLEY –   The Nevada Irrigation District and water user George Loftus have resolved their dispute over responsibility for the water service pipeline to the Loftus property.

A statement released Thursday (July 17) by NID said “The parties worked cooperatively to come to a mutually agreeable solution and avoid litigation.  The agreement provides certainty regarding future responsibility and will eliminate future disagreement.”

The disagreement involved a question of public or private ownership of a historic water pipeline that serves SunSmile Farms, located off Rough & Highway west of Grass Valley.

NID and Loftus agreed to withhold further information regarding the settlement.

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North Auburn – Meadow Park Court

General Outage Area: Meadow Park Court
Date: 07/29/2014 to 07/29/2014
Time: 08:30 am to 03:00 pm

Meadow Park Court: Air release valve replacement

Grass Valley – Colfax Highway

General Outage Area: Colfax Highway
Date: 07/25/2014 to 07/25/2014
Time: 08:30 am to 03:00 pm

Colfax Highway: blow off valve replacement

NID Hosts Water Summit – Local Water Issues Explored at Public Forum

Contact:  Rem Scherzinger
(530) 273-6185
Or:     Dave Carter
(530) 265-NEWS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

NID Hosts Water Summit

Local Water Issues Explored at Public Forum

GRASS VALLEY  -  Water issues facing the Sierra foothills will be explored during a special community meeting hosted by the Nevada Irrigation District.

Water Summit 2014 will be held on Thursday, July 24, from 6-8 p.m. in the Don Baggett Theater at Nevada Union High School, 11761 Ridge Road, in Grass Valley.

Community and water industry leaders from around Nevada and Placer counties have been invited to attend the meeting, which is also open to the public.

“We want to share some of the concerns we have,” said NID General Manager Rem Scherzinger.  “The drought, climate change and changing state regulations are bringing uncertainty to the district’s water supply and operations.

“How can our community best respond to these challenges and better prepare for the future?  We want to hear from our community.”

NID Board President John Drew will welcome guests and open the meeting, NID Water Operations Manager Chip Close will provide a water supply and operations overview, NID special counsel Dustin Cooper will address issues involving NID water rights and NID general counsel Jeff Meith will provide information on how other agencies are dealing with similar issues.

Scherzinger will provide a summary and overview and will lead a question and answer and public comment period.

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