NID Board of Directors meeting wrap: update on Combie Reservoir Sediment and Mercury Removal Project

March 13, 2019

Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Directors received an update on Combie Reservoir Sediment and Mercury Removal Project during their Feb. 27 meeting. Present were President Scott Miller, Vice President Ricki Heck, Chris Bierwagen, Laura Peters and Nick Wilcox. Approximately 40,000 cubic yards of sediment was removed from the dry lakebed from Oct. 1 to Nov. 19, […]

Join us to learn more about proposed water rate changes!

March 13, 2019

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) has scheduled two community meetings so customers in Nevada and Placer counties can learn more about proposed water rate changes. Here are the dates: March 19: 5:30 pm at NID’s Business Office, 1036 West Main Street in Grass Valley. March 21: 5:30 pm at the Auburn Holiday Inn, 120 Grass […]

NID receives an award for excellence in financial reporting

March 12, 2019

For the third consecutive year, Nevada Irrigation District (NID) has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). The Certificate of Achievement is the international association’s highest form of recognition, awarded to NID for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). In order to receive the honor, […]

NID schedules two community meetings to discuss proposed water rate changes

March 11, 2019

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) has scheduled two community meetings so customers in Nevada and Placer counties can learn more about proposed water rate changes. The District is proposing rate increases to meet its fiscal responsibilities and ensure its ability to deliver on a 100-year-old commitment of water to the community. The first public meeting […]

45-day process for proposed water rate changes begin with mailed notices and information tools

March 4, 2019

On Monday March 4, Nevada Irrigation District (NID) initiated outreach to customers to inform them of proposed changes to treated and raw water service billing rates. A mailed notice has been sent to every property owner and tenant within the District, starting a 45-day public review process. Customers are encouraged to look for the notice […]

NID Board of Directors meeting wrap: Directors authorize contract for Combie Canal Phase 1 replacement project

February 27, 2019

Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Directors voted to authorize a construction contract for the Combie Phase I Canal replacement project during their Feb. 27 meeting. Present were President Scott Miller, Vice President Ricki Heck, Chris Bierwagen, Laura Peters and Nick Wilcox. The Combie Phase 1 Canal is a critical piece of infrastructure; 54 percent of NID’s […]

NID will shift to monthly billing for treated water customers in March

February 26, 2019

Starting March 1, the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) will begin transitioning from bi-monthly to monthly billing for its 19,000 treated water customers. The change will help customers better manage their household budget, track their water usage and detect possible leaks sooner. The District’s treated water customers received notice of the new billing schedule on their […]

NID and PCWA team up to protect the local water supply

February 20, 2019

To safeguard a primary water delivery system to local communities, the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) and Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) are teaming up to study the long-term feasibility of jointly taking over ownership and/or operation of Pacific Gas & Electric’s (PG&E) extensive Drum-Spaulding Project. After PG&E filed for bankruptcy on Jan. 29, both water […]

NID Directors approve a water Cost of Service Study and to begin the rate adoption process

February 13, 2019

Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Directors vowed to keep rates as low as possible for customers while meeting the financial requirements of the District, during their Feb. 13 meeting. Directors have accepted a five-year water Cost of Service Study and to begin the rate adoption public process. As noted in the Study, NID customers will benefit […]

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 […]

NID Directors will review Water Cost-of-Service study

February 11, 2019

Continuing with the District’s commitment to provide ample irrigation water and high-quality drinking water for customers while keeping rates as low as possible, Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Directors will review of a Water Cost of Service (COS) study during their Feb. 13 meeting. The COS study uses rate-making principles to develop rates that will generate […]

NID’s first snowpack survey of the season: both snow and reservoir levels slightly above average

January 30, 2019

Snowpack and reservoir water levels are looking good this winter season, according to the first survey of the season taken by Nevada Irrigation District (NID). On Jan. 28, NID hydrographers found the average water content was 22.8 inches, which is 113 percent of the 20.2-inch average for this time of year at its five highest […]

Board of Directors Jan. 23 meeting wrap : Directors redirect Raw Water Master Plan update

January 24, 2019

Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Directors have voted to move in a different direction involving the Raw Water Master Plan (RWMP) update process. After a long and thoughtful debate over the merits of the Community Representatives Group model and the American Water Works Association (AWWA) M50 process, the Board felt that the M50 model was a […]

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 […]

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