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EID rate hocus pocus

EDITOR: In 2013, EID’s 950 Agriculture water rate recipients collectively consumed 20.2 percent of EID’s sold water. Most all agricultural water currently is sold at $49 per acre foot while residential ratepayers pay $829 per acre foot for water consumption over .6 acre feet annually. In its “Local Agency Guidelines for Compliance with Proposition 218”, The […]

No Comment / April 24, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EID adopts mandatory irrigation schedule, watering day restrictions effective April 22

At its Monday, April 14, board meeting, the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors approved changes to its Drought Action Plan which included specific watering restrictions that will go into effect April 22. The district is currently in a Stage 2 Water Supply Warning in which the district has asked all customers to voluntarily […]

No Comment / April 21, 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 »

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 »

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 […]

No Comment / January 30, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Business as usual at EID?

EDITOR: I attended the EID board meeting on Jan. 13 only to find that George Osborne, Bill George and Jim Ambercrombie believe that business as usual at EID is OK and that new board members can be intimidated into agreeing. First, the board couldn’t agree on a vice president to preside when Alan Day is […]

No Comment / January 30, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EID asks for voluntary water conservation, stops short of declaring drought

PLACERVILLE — During its Jan. 13 meeting, the El Dorado Irrigation District board received an update from staff regarding the district’s water supply in relation to the ongoing dry conditions. The district’s service area has experienced two consecutive dry years, with calendar year 2013 being the driest on record. “Because EID has an integrated water […]

No Comment / January 16, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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