Nevada Irrigation District




NID Mission Statement

The District will provide a dependable, quality water supply; continue to be good stewards of the watersheds, while conserving the available resources in our care.

Today’s NID

NID is a diversified water resource district that supplies both treated drinking water and irrigation water to nearly 25,000 homes, farms and businesses in Nevada and Placer counties in the foothills of Northern California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains.

NID collects water from the mountain snowpack and stores it in an extensive system of 10 reservoirs. As water flows to customers in the foothills, it is used to generate clean hydroelectric energy and to provide public recreational opportunities.

NID is an independent California special district governed by an elected board.

Fire Preparedness: Stepping up to meet the challenge

California faces a continued and growing threat of extreme weather and wildfires. NID’s goal is to reduce wildfire risks and keep our customers and communities as safe as possible.

  • Fire fuel reduction and forest thinning
  • Water supply for air tankers
  • 2,500 fire hydrants in neighborhoods
  • Canals and berms as firebreaks
  • Campfire safety at campgrounds
  • Backup generators in case of power shutoffs

Learn more – click here

Check out the interactive fire hydrant locator map. Where is the closest hydrant to you? Click here


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NID at Work

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