Diverse projects improve watersheds, strengthen community: highlights of 2018

January 17, 2019

Diverse projects improve watersheds and strengthen community Nevada Irrigation District (NID) embraces our mission to safeguard our community’s water and to be responsible stewards of our watersheds. Year 2018 was filled with diverse projects and programs, such as replacing pipeline and adding new fire hydrants in neighborhoods; removing dead and dying hazard trees in our […]

NID customers adopt water conservation as way of life

January 16, 2019

Entering 2019, Nevada Irrigation District (NID) customers can feel good about their voluntary efforts to reduce water usage. Overall, customers used 12 percent less treated water in 2018 than in 2013, which is the first year of the worst drought in modern times and serves as a benchmark for water conservation measurements. This is an […]

NID to keep the water running for federal workers

January 11, 2019

Effective immediately, the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) announces an arrangement to lend a helping hand to Federal employee customers who are impacted by the extended government shutdown. NID will work with these customers to protect their accounts, develop a payment plan and forego any fees and penalties associated with late payments. NID will allow affected […]

NID Board of Directors meeting wrap: Directors pass Orr Creek Reservoir cleaning and infrastructure improvements; authorize revision to meeting agendas

January 9, 2019

Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Directors voted to authorize major work to the Orr Creek diversion facility and revise the order of meeting agendas during their Jan. 9 meeting. Present were President Scott Miller, Vice President Ricki Heck, Chris Bierwagen, Laura Peters and Nick Wilcox. Directors adopted a mitigated negative declaration and approved the Orr Creek […]

NID committee schedule amended for January

December 24, 2018

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) has made an adjustment to its January committee meeting schedule to accommodate for the new year’s holiday falling on a Tuesday. District committees meet monthly on rotating Tuesday mornings. Because the first Tuesday of 2019 is a holiday, the Administrative Practices Committee meeting will be re-scheduled to the following Tuesday, […]

Plan for Water: public workshops generate hundreds of ideas

December 13, 2018

The first two Plan for Water workshops drew people from all sectors of our community who offered hundreds of ideas about how to shape our water future. Both public input workshops, Dec. 1 in Grass Valley and Dec. 10 in Auburn, featured small break-out groups so participants could discuss priorities pertaining to long-term planning of […]

Dec. 12 meeting wrap: Scott Miller named Board President; 2019 budget approved

December 13, 2018

Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Directors elected officers for 2018 and adopted the 2019 budget during its Dec. 12 meeting. Present were Nick Wilcox and Scott Miller, as well as newly inducted Directors Ricki Heck, Chris Bierwagen and Laura Peters. Directors elected new officers for 2018: Miller will serve as Board president, and Heck will serve […]

NID Directors sworn in on Dec. 12

December 13, 2018

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) welcomes three new members to its Board of Directors. Ricki Heck (Division I), Chris Bierwagen (Division II) and Laura Peters (Division IV in Placer County) were sworn in on Wednesday during a regular NID Board meeting. The three new directors join Nick Wilcox (Division V) and Scott Miller (Division III). “We look forward […]

Retiring Directors Weber and Drew honored by Board of Supervisors

December 12, 2018

Nevada County supervisors honored retiring Nevada Irrigation District Directors Nancy Weber and John Drew during the county board’s Dec. 11 meeting. Nancy Weber was acknowledged for her 20 years of dedicated service. Supervisor Heidi Hall, District I, sponsored her Certificate of Recognition John Drew was acknowledged for his 16 years of dedicated service. Supervisor Ed […]

Join us on Dec. 10 – Plan for Water public workshop to be held in Auburn

December 6, 2018

Please join us on Dec. 10, when the second of two public workshops will be held to get community input and introduce the Plan for Water process that will create a strategic vision for Nevada Irrigation District’s water management plans and subsequent programs and projects. The Monday, Dec. 10 workshop will be held from 4-6 […]

Plan For Water: Thanks to the community for a fantastic turn-out to the first public workshop

December 4, 2018

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) wants to thank our community for a fantastic turnout to the first of two public workshops kicking off the Plan for Water process, which will provide the strategic visioning to inform the District’s future water resources management. More than 70 people turned out for a Dec. 1 workshop, held at […]

NID plans an active shooter simulation drill for December 5

November 28, 2018

On Wednesday, Dec. 5 around 9:30 a.m., Nevada Irrigation District (NID) and the Grass Valley Police Department (GVPD) will conduct an active shooter simulation drill at NID’s Business Center, located at 1036 West Main Street in Grass Valley. This live simulation is important safety training for both NID employees and for the GVPD. All services […]

Board of Directors will meet in regular session on Nov. 28

November 19, 2018

The NID Board of Directors meeting originally scheduled for Nov. 28, 2018 will be held as planned. An agenda will be posted shortly. The Board will meet in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Nov. 28 at the District’s Board Room located at 1036 West Main Street, Grass Valley. NID Board meetings are open to […]

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 […]

NID takes steps toward purchase of PG&E’s Deer Creek Powerhouse assets, Chalk Bluff Canal and most of the South Yuba Canal

November 14, 2018

Nevada Irrigation District (NID) is moving forward with a sale agreement to purchase a Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) hydroelectric powerhouse and associated canals. At its November 14 meeting, the NID Board of Directors approved a resolution authorizing General Manager Rem Scherzinger to execute an agreement for the purchase of PG&E’s Deer Creek facilities, […]

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