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EID’s water rates go up next month

Despite objections from a large crowd of ratepayers, the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors approved rate increases that go into effect Feb. 1. Voted on at the Jan. 11 meeting was a 5 percent increase in potable and recycled water rates this year; a 5 percent increase in potable, wastewater and recycled water in 2017; a 4 percent increase […]

No Comment / January 18, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Where are developers going to get the water?

EDITOR: Regarding Parker Development’s plan to build 1,000 more water-consuming homes, I don’t know about other residents, but this resident does not want to be forced into even more draconian water shortage measures just to feed some developer’s desire to saturate El Dorado Hills with another thousand water-consuming homes. And remember folks, these numbers do not include the […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EID’s water waste

EDITOR: This entire year we, customers of the El Dorado Irrigation District, have been asked to do whatever we can to save water. Let your lawn go brown, flush your toilet less frequently, don’t wash your car, etc. On Thanksgiving morning my neighbor and I noticed a water leak coming from the waterline between my […]

Comments Off / December 07, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EID customers reduced water use by 40 percent

For the month of November El Dorado Irrigation District customers reduced their water use by 40 percent compared to November 2013. EID is required to reduce its water consumption by 28 percent from June 2015 through February 2016, compared to the same months in 2013, under a mandate issued by the State Water Resources Control Board. […]

Comments Off / December 06, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Floating pump ensures water access

This floating pump will ensure El Dorado Hills residents have access to water from Folsom Lake, Courtesy photo

Earlier this year El Dorado Irrigation District installed a temporary emergency floating pump barge in Folsom Lake that will ensure access to drinking water supplies should the reservoir’s water level drop below existing intake levels. The District contracted with Pac Machine Company, Inc. of Sacramento for the rental of the barge for up to three months […]

Comments Off / October 12, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

County’s water conservation falling short

For the third week in a row in September, El Dorado Irrigation District customer water conservation has fallen short of the 28 percent state-mandated target. EID officials ask that customers continue their efforts to conserve water wherever possible to ensure EID meets its mandated reduction requirement and end the season on a strong note. For ideas about how to cut […]

Comments Off / September 28, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Granite Bay water polo bests Oak Ridge teams

In the first half last Tuesday, the Oak Ridge High girls water polo team battled Granite Bay for every possession on offense. But the Lady Trojans’ first home league match of the Sierra Foothill League season was spoiled by the Grizzlies, who posted an 11-3 victory at the El Dorado Hills’ CSD pool. After Granite […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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