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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 […]

No Comment / 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 »

Building and water

EDITOR: We read every day about our water crisis. Why are the counties and cities still building? In El Dorado County we have 33,000 homes, apartments and commercial buildings in the works. In Folsom they are building 10,000 homes south of Highway 50. North Sac is beginning to building in the Natoma area. My 6-year-old grandson can […]

Comments Off / April 10, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Gov. orders mandatory water rationing

At a special press conference held April 1 at Echo Summit, Gov. Edmund G. Brown, Jr. announced the first-ever mandatory statewide water reductions. “Today we are standing on dry grass where there should be 5 feet of snow. This historic drought demands unprecedented action,” he said. “Therefore, I’m issuing an executive order mandating substantial water reductions […]

Comments Off / April 02, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EID keeps water rights discussions flowing

Residents urged the El Dorado Irrigation District board to “stay the course” in pursuing additional water rights at its March 23 meeting. At issue is an El Dorado County Water and Power Authority project that could gain the right to an additional 40,000 acre-feet of water currently stored in Sacramento Metropolitan Utility District reservoirs. Recently, some El Dorado County supervisors and […]

Comments Off / March 30, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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