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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 […]

No Comment / 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 […]

No Comment / September 21, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan water polo sweeps Ponderosa

Democrat photo by Cliff Gagliardo

In their intra county boys water polo meeting at the El Dorado Hills’ CSD swimming pool last Tuesday, Oak Ridge swam past Ponderosa for a 16-7 win. The Trojans (2-0) jumped out to a 5-2 lead after the first period on three goals from Jack Davidson, one of seven seniors on the team who is […]

No Comment / September 14, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Recycling water all the rage

Director of Government Relations for Parker Development Company Kirk Bone checks out a meter for reclaimed water used for irrigation at a new home construction site in Serrano. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

With the drought forcing water districts to find ever-more creative ways to conserve, recycling programs have turned out to be fortuitous long-term investments. Currently the El Dorado Irrigation District is the only water district in the county operating such a program. Those operations are carried out at two of its four wastewater treatment plants: one at Deer Creek in […]

Comments Off / July 13, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Publisher’s Ink: Got water? I’ll drink to that

As Ag Tours go, this year’s topic and agenda was most enlightening. Attendance was a tad lower than previous Ag Tours I’ve attended. This was likely the result of including only one wine-related venue on the tour. Participation always seems to increase in direct proportion to the number of wineries visited. This year’s theme “Got […]

Comments Off / June 25, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

‘No’ more water

EDITOR: In the midst of California’s worst drought in 100-plus years, EID Directors Alan Day and Greg Prada voted “no” on pursuing additional area of origin (i.e. our) water for the county at the board’s May 11 meeting. After giving lip service to the El Dorado Water and Power Authority’s continuing efforts to obtain 40,000 acre […]

3 Comments / May 17, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

My turn: Save our water

Editor’s note: The following remarks were made by Rep. McClintock in the House Chambers in Washington, D.C. on April 22. California is now in its fourth year of the worst drought on record. Hydrologists estimate it is the worst drought in 1,200 years. The Sierra Snowpack today is just six percent of normal. Many of […]

1 Comment / April 26, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

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