Public input workshops planned for Raw Water Master Plan update process

November 15, 2018

The public process to plan for the next 50 years of our community’s water is gearing up with the first Plan for Water workshops set for early December. The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) invites everyone to attend and start the dialogue about what strategies we will embrace to ensure a reliable, high-quality supply of water in the future.

Plan for Water is the process that will provide the basis for NID’s Raw Water Master Plan update.

“Participation and collaboration between all community values is the key ingredient,” says Program Manager Jim Crowley. “Plan for Water is a strategic visioning process that benefits from, and relies on the community getting together and sharing ideas.”

The first public workshops are scheduled for Dec. 1 and Dec. 10. They are designed around information-sharing and community input to build the foundation for collaborative efforts. The aim of these workshops are to gather considerations and discuss priorities pertaining to NID’s water resources and long-term stewardship of those resources. Check out planforwater.com for more information.

Grass Valley Workshop: Saturday, December 1, 2018  – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Rd, Grass Valley, CA 95949

North Auburn Workshop: Monday, December 10, 2018 – 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Rock Creek Elementary School, 3050 Bell Rd, Auburn, CA 95603

In a nod to a new Board membership starting Dec. 12, NID Directors voted to pause the formation guidelines of the public participation group process, during the Board meeting on Nov. 14.

“We’re setting up the process for success,” says NID General Manager Rem Scherzinger. “It will advance opportunities for teamwork and feedback with the new Board and the community regarding the visioning and goals for Plan for Water.”

Plan for Water is the community collaboration process to support the Raw Water Master Plan update. It is the framework for public participation and input to identify multiple visions for the community’s water future to help inform ongoing water resource management of the District. Approved by the Board in September, the Plan for Water is a new approach based on the desire of the District to foster collaborative approaches to the real water issues facing our community and the region.

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