NID Board of Directors approves negotiations with PG&E that could lead to local control of electrical distribution

November 7, 2019

Buoyed by public outcry over the recent power outages, the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Board of Directors took a substantial step on Wednesday to secure local control of our region’s electrical distribution system and better protect against catastrophic fire risks. NID has heard the community express growing concerns about the reliability of service provided by […]

Power for the People: momentum builds for local control of electricity distribution

October 30, 2019

Fueled by growing frustration with extended power shutoffs throughout our community, nearly 200 people attended a workshop hosted by the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) on Tuesday night to discuss the possibility of pursuing local control of the region’s electric distribution system. “It’s about local control,” said NID’s General Manager Remleh Scherzinger. “It’s about taking back […]

Reminder: Join us for a public workshop to explore local power solutions on Oct. 29

October 28, 2019

Would local control of our electric distribution be in our community’s best interest? Join us to explore an alternative power solution for our region. Nevada Irrigation District (NID) has organized a public workshop for Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 6-8 pm at the District’s Board of Directors boardroom in Grass Valley. Keeping us safe from catastrophic […]

NID Board of Directors meeting wrap: Directors adopt 2020 budget, postpone redistricting process

October 25, 2019

Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Directors adopted the 2020 budget and postponed the redistricting process, during their Oct. 23 meeting. Present were President Scott Miller, Vice President Ricki Heck, Chris Bierwagen, Laura Peters and Nick Wilcox. Stressing the importance of developing annual budgets that are sustainable and resilient, Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Board of Directors has […]

Local Power Solutions Workshop – community called to convene for a public discussion on Oct. 29

October 24, 2019

A groundswell of local voices are calling for the community to come together and discuss an alternative power solution for the region. In response to these requests, NID has organized a public workshop for Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 6-8 pm at the District’s Board of Directors boardroom in Grass Valley. The recent power outages are […]

The Oct. 23 Strategic Plan public workshop has been postponed

October 23, 2019

The public workshop scheduled for 1 pm on Oct. 23 h as been postponed to a later date. Details to come. The workshop will focus on the update to the District’s Strategic Plan and provide community members the opportunity to offer input as part of the update process. The Strategic Plan sets the District’s guiding […]

NID will continue to deliver water during power outages; customer service will be affected

October 23, 2019

Facing another Pacific Gas & Electric’s Public Safety Power Shutoff, Nevada Irrigation District (NID) has implemented its Incident Command System to help ensure there will be no disruption in treated water service. As during the PSPS earlier in the month, NID has taken precautions with backup systems at its treatment facilities, and will continue to […]

NID joins “Imagine a Day without Water” to raise awareness about the value of water

October 22, 2019

Can you imagine a day without water? While many people take it for granted, daily access to clean, affordable water is not a guarantee. On Wednesday, Oct. 23, Nevada Irrigation District (NID) joins elected officials, water utilities, community leaders, educators and businesses from across the country as part of the fifth annual Imagine a Day […]

Salmon spawning and water quality surveys in Auburn Ravine are complete: Hemphill project is moving forward

October 17, 2019

An important fish and water quality study is complete, and NID is moving ahead to find a solution to increase habitat for native anadromous species in Auburn Ravine Creek. The focus is on the Hemphill Canal diversion point on Auburn Ravine Creek upstream from Lincoln. Built in 1935, canal diverts water for use in NID’s […]

Another summer irrigation season comes to an end

October 15, 2019

Since the 1920s, the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) has brought pure water from the high mountains to the ranches and farms of the drier Sierra foothills. During those many decades, the steady source of irrigation water has helped grow our region’s agricultural economy. Today, Placer County agriculture is worth $72 million and Nevada County is […]

NID Delivers – No disruption in treated water service during power outages

October 10, 2019

According to plan, Nevada Irrigation District’s (NID) operations and maintenance personnel continue to supply 100 percent of treated water demands without interruption during the unprecedented Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) period. All NID treated water facilities have been operating on local generated power through this event, and most recently on restored PG&E power at the […]

Keeping the water flowing: NID systems operate as normal during power outages

October 9, 2019

The power may be out, but the water continues to flow. The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) is prepared and able to treat and deliver water to its customers during widespread power outages throughout many counties, including Nevada and Placer. NID has backup power and redundancies throughout its water treatment and delivery systems, so water service […]

 Oct. 9 Board of Directors meeting canceled

October 9, 2019

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) needed to cancel the Wednesday, Oct. 9 Board of Directors Meeting due to power outages. The meeting was scheduled to be held at 9 am in Lincoln.

Director Heck discusses fire resiliency during Oct. 3 Town Hall

October 4, 2019

Thanks to those who attended the Oct. 3 Town Hall to learn about wildfire preparedness efforts. Director Ricki Heck (Division I) discussed NID’s important fire resiliency work to help protect our community against catastrophic wildfires. She also introduced the District’s fire hydrants locator map, an interactive tool that is free to the public. Simply type […]

Reminder: Town Hall tonight – Director Heck to discuss NID’s fire resiliency program

October 3, 2019

Join us tonight to learn about NID’s important fire resiliency work and collaborations with other agencies, such as the County of Nevada and the US Fire Service. The County of Nevada and NID will host a joint town hall meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. on Oct. 3, featuring NID Division I Director Ricki Heck and Nevada […]