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Last Login: Fri Apr 18 16:14:43 2014

Serrano reducing water consumption

Serrano Home Owners Association is reducing its use of recycled water for landscaping by 30 percent and may even reach the 50 percent mark, HOA manager David Sanders told the El Dorado Irrigation District board Monday. That water use reduction is being achieved by using a weather station built with a grant from EID and […]

2 Comments / March 25, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EID seeks to keep more of Deer Creek’s recycled water

“Give us back our water,” the El Dorado Irrigation District will ask of the state water board. On a 4-0 vote, with Director George Osborne absent, the EID board Monday approved a two-pronged plan for the Wastewater Treatment Plant to quit sending 1 million gallons of high-quality recycled water down the creek every day. The […]

No Comment / February 26, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Developer seeks recycled water exemption

The developer of Carson Creek off of Latrobe Road in El Dorado Hills is seeking an exemption from the El Dorado Irrigation District’s requirement that recycled water be used “wherever economically and physically feasible.” Lennar Homes representative Bob Shattuck said the requirement that his 1,240-lot subdivision pay for a $13 million recycled water storage tank […]

No Comment / February 19, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Thirsty future

January looked like one for the record books when we looked at it in this space, but decent rain at the end of the month left the month with a total of 0.75 inch. That is more than the 0.62 inch recorded in January 1977, the final drought years. It is more than the record […]

No Comment / February 06, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

EID declares Stage 2 drought emergency

Water Supply Update

The El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors Tuesday skipped right over Stage 1 and unanimously went to a Stage 2 Water Supply Warning and asked customers to voluntarily reduce water consumption 30 percent. The water savings also applies to recycled water customers because recycled water is often supplemented with potable water. The resolution declaring […]

1 Comment / February 05, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Plan now for water saving

From the documents the El Dorado Irrigation District produced for its revenue-saving refinancing comes a list of the district’s largest customers. The list also serves as a blueprint for saving water. There is little prospect of saving water this year, except through the individual efforts of its customers. But that doesn’t mean EID shouldn’t plan […]

No Comment / February 05, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Bass Lake sale still in play

Despite an item in the Bass Lake Bulletin recent newsletter asserting that the sale of Bass Lake by the El Dorado Irrigation District is stalled, officials told Village Life the sale is still in the works. The 140 acres around the lake has been for sale since March. The Bulletin said negotiations had stalled because […]

No Comment / December 02, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »