Next steps for RWMP update: WHO committee requests a presentation to learn more about the public input process

February 12, 2019

Maximizing community involvement while minimizing costs is the goal for Directors on the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) committee focusing on the Raw Water Master Plan (RWMP) update process.

During Tuesday’s Water & Hydroelectric Operations (WHO) Committee meeting, members of the public and Directors Ricki Heck and Chris Bierwagen requested that at least one informational presentation from industry experts be made at the next WHO Committee in an effort to learn more about the American Water Works Association (AWWA) M50 process on stakeholder and public involvement.

It was noted that a quality stakeholder and public participation process will help guide the successful implementation of the RWMP update – the District’s Plan to meet its community water needs for the next 50 years. Ideally, a minimum of one presentation will be made by California water expert(s) who have engaged in the M50 stakeholder and public involvement process in an effort to help educate our community and share best practices as appropriate.

The NID Board of Directors voted to engage in the AWWA M50 process during its Jan. 23 meeting. The WHO Committee has been tasked with forming a community stakeholder group that will eventually develop a community public engagement and input process for the RWMP update.

An M50 presentation is expected during the next WHO Committee meeting on March 12, subject to presenter availability. The public is invited to attend.


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