|

EID eys drought declaration, surcharge

On Feb. 4, a special meeting of the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors will convene to consider declaring a Stage 1 water alert.

It has been widely reported that 2013 was the driest year in recorded history for many areas of California. Current conditions suggest much of the same for 2014.

“There are four stages in EID’s drought action plan and each stage is triggered by the district’s water supply conditions,” said EID General Manager Jim Abercrombie. “Stage 1 indicates that we are planning for restricted water supplies and we’re asking our customers to voluntarily help us achieve a 15 percent reduction in water use.”

Due to the water supply shortage, the board will also consider implementing drought conservation pricing— a 15 percent increase on water usage only.

The special meeting of the board will begin at 6 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Sly Park conference room at EID headquarters, 2890 Mosquito Rd., Placerville.

For more drought information—including links to practical water efficiency suggestions—go to eid.org/drought.

Short URL: http://www.villagelife.com/?p=37603

This story falls on page ""
Posted by on Jan 30 2014.
Last Login:
Filed under Featured Stories, News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed

Recently Commented

  • ron: Excellent story, Where can we go to see them now? Lake of Pines? How to get there? Thanks Ron
  • Steve Klinger: State of Jefferson Town Hall Meeting February 28 2015 American Legion Hall 4561 Greenstone Rd....
  • Paul Deane: I couldn’t agree with you more.
  • vic: mom?
  • No growth = No growth: ED County’s tech situation is a joke. We need to find some smarter people to raise their...