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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 […]

Comments Off / April 21, 2014 | 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 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 »

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 »

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 »

Grow For it: Cool, clear water

By Barbara Finley UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County           So, here we are at the end of summer and you have been diligently saving water, or so you hope. Some of us stumble along thinking we are doing so very well; then we receive the first summer season water […]

Comments Off / August 28, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Super water saver shares tips

MARIE LEVY stands near four rain barrels used for collecting rain water for irrigation at her home in El Dorado Hills on June 23. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Don’t hate her because her lawn is beautiful. While most homeowners have accepted dry, brown lawns due to enforced watering restrictions, El Dorado Hills resident Marie Levy’s grass is vibrant and her water bill is 60 percent less than it used to be. “We’re always having a drought here in California so I’m always thinking of […]

Comments Off / July 21, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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