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EID drought restrictions remain … for now

Proposed changes to the El Dorado Irrigation District’s Drought Action Plan were put off, with the board split between those who voted to end all drought-related restrictions for customers and those who voted to make them less onerous. EID did receive one good piece of news as the level of mandated conservation for its customers is now 24 […]

Comments Off / April 18, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EID’s recycled water program stays as-is

The El Dorado Irrigation District recycled water program may be award-winning but officials apparently have no immediate plans to expand it. Provided to the EID Board of Directors as an information item at its Feb. 22 meeting, managing engineer Elizabeth Wells discussed in detail the district’s recycled water program, noting it first began more than 30 years ago. Initially the […]

Comments Off / February 26, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Message from EID’s GM: Fiscally responsible financial planning

The El Dorado Irrigation District is dedicated to a prudent and sustainable financial path. And that means developing long-term financial and capital improvement plans, not just for this year and the next but for a longer horizon that takes into account current and future financial and operational constraints. I would like to briefly go over the […]

Comments Off / February 15, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

EID directors trade insults over compensation

El Dorado Irrigation District directors’ compensation resurfaced Monday, prompting some harsh words between EID board members. The exchange began after Director Dale Coco brought up the topic first discussed at a board meeting last December and again in January. Coco maintained if the board was going to negotiate with staff regarding sacrifices to their salaries and benefits, it was prudent […]

Comments Off / February 10, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EID general manager responds

EDITOR: In the recent letter to the editor “EID board ignores ratepayers’ protests” Darwin Throne indicated that the El Dorado Irrigation District board ignored the many ratepayer protests voiced during the Jan. 11 rate hearing. The board and staff listened very carefully to the approximately 30 people who voiced their concerns at the three-hour hearing — both […]

Comments Off / January 27, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EID board ignores ratepayers’ protests

EDITOR: The El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors has again shown its disdain for ratepayers by voting 3-2 for a 21 percent rate increase. Directors Alan Day and Greg Prada emphatically claimed that no rate hike was required. The board meeting was attended by many disgruntled ratepayers objecting to the increase. Directors George Osborne, Dale Coco […]

Comments Off / January 19, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EID execs should not get raises

EDITOR: Having read about pay raises for the El Dorado Irrigation District’s general manager and chief counsel,and their benefits over time I say there is no way there should be such a thing. In these times, considering the costs of neglected repair/renovation to EID infrastructure and the burden of costs passed on to the citizens, […]

Comments Off / January 19, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »



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