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EID gets a clean audit

The El Dorado Irrigation District was given a clean audit for 2016 but concerns about how to pay the growing cost of pensions and health benefits for retirees was a reoccurring topic. The audit results were reported at the June 12 board meeting by staff members as well as Brian Nash, a partner in Richardson & […]

EID opposes proposed water use standards

During the recent multi-year drought, El Dorado Irrigation District customers and the community within EID’s service area stepped up to conserve when water supply conditions warranted conservation and in accordance with EID’s Drought Management Plan. The State responded with emergency conservation regulations that reflected a one-size-fits-all approach to managing our water supplies. While the Governor […]

May 10, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

My Turn: Emergency conditions and EID’s dedicated workers

As I write this column, the El Dorado Irrigation District has teams deployed addressing multiple emergency projects. Some are engaged in an emergency sewer line fix; others are cutting roads into remote hilltops to enable access to damaged flume and canal sections. Some of those flume and canal sections will only be accessible by helicopter because […]

March 29, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

EID board approves emergency repair contracts

The El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors unanimously approved two emergency-related repair contracts totaling $800,000 at its Feb. 27 meeting. The contracts are a down payment on what staff estimate will be $10 million to $15 million in repairs to district infrastructure as a result of recent storms. Staff will meet with the Governor’s Office of […]

March 01, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

EID OKs emergency repairs

The El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors held a special meeting as part of its regular Feb. 13 meeting to approve several emergency repair contracts. Operations Director Margaret Washko reviewed in detail the damage caused by recent storms. First up was a $64,000 contract with Doug Veerkamp General Engineering for the emergency repair and replacement of a failed section […]

February 22, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

EID employee costs far higher than claimed

EDITOR: In the El Dorado Irrigation District’s January newsletter to its 40,000 ratepayers and in a “My Turn” article in this newspaper, General Manager Jim Abercrombie asserts, “(EID’s) average personnel expense increase of 0.5 percent per year since 2010 is extraordinary, particularly since it has been achieved in the face of sharp, ongoing increases in […]

January 11, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Message from the EID GM: From strength to strength

It is a pleasure to write these words after having been on a medical leave of absence from the El Dorado Irrigation District. Facing medical challenges can focus the mind and provide a new vantage point for addressing immediate and future challenges. So it is not only a pleasure to return to the important challenges […]

January 04, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,
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