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NID Studies Expansion of Public Water System


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By: NID

GRASS VALLEY February 13, 2013 - The Nevada Irrigation District is looking at new ways to extend treated water supplies to neighborhoods that are beyond existing water system infrastructure.

In a presentation at Wednesday's (Feb. 13) meeting of the NID Board of Directors, Chief Engineer Gary King outlined a "backbone extension" program that would expand the district's current systems. He said the program would be "another tool" in helping residents gain access to public treated water supplies.

The program would use capacity funds, reimbursements and tax funds to pay for waterline extension and regionalization projects and then recoup some of the advance funding as new customers hook up to the system, King said.

Division III Director Scott Miller, M.D., who helped shepherd the concept through the board's Engineering Committee, said that some of the advance funding could come from increased hydroelectric energy sales the district anticipates in coming years.

King said that in addition to providing water to more people, the program could help the district in its goals to interconnect and regionalize its treated water systems, leading to more reliable water service for existing and new customers.

He mentioned two large projects that could be conducted through the program. One is a new transmission line between Alta Sierra and Lake of the Pines; the other is a new line in the Quaker Hill area between Banner Mountain and Cascade Shores.

The board took no action on the concept but unanimously encouraged staff to move forward in developing details of a program.

In other business, directors:

• accepted a $125,000 grant through Cal Fire for a fire risk reduction program on district lands around Scotts Flat Reservoir. Overstocked stands of trees and brush will be removed and hauled to a regional biomass facility for chipping and sales. Asst. General Manager Tim Crough said the project would be revenue neutral for the district.

• agreed to pay a final change order and congratulated staff on the successful completion of the $40 million Banner Cascade Pipeline Project. The project, among NID's largest ever, was in planning for 10 years and in construction for the past two years.

• welcomed new general manager Rem Scherzinger, who joined the district Feb. 4 and participated in his first board meeting. The district will host a Feb. 27 reception to introduce the new manager to members of the community. The reception will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the NID Business Center in Grass Valley.

• welcomed new employees Troy Gomes and Kevin Pharis, who have joined the NID Maintenance Dept. in utility worker positions; and Mary Bennett-Meyer, a recreation assistant with Recreation Dept.

The next regular meeting of the NID Board of Directors will be held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the NID Business Center in Grass Valley. NID board meetings are open to the public.

 

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