GRASS VALLEY, Calif. April 23, 2019 – The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) customer service office will be closed during the afternoon of Wednesday, April 24 to assist with proceedings related to proposed water rate changes.

The NID Board of Directors will convene at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 to conduct a Public Hearing to receive comments about proposed rates based on the District’s Water Cost of Service Study. After the Public Hearing, the District, with the help of Nevada County representatives and overseen by independent observers, will conduct a formal count of public protests received in accordance with California’s Prop 218 process.

To be counted, written protests must be received at the Grass Valley office of NID at or before the conclusion of the Public Hearing. If the District receives written protests representing a majority of the affected parcels, the proposed rate increase will not be implemented. If the number of protests fall short of a majority of affected parcels, Directors will then consider the adoption of a resolution to authorize increases in rates and charges for treated and raw water.

During this estimated prolonged meeting day, NID customer service representatives will be assisting with the Prop. 218 protest count and will not be available to field customer phone calls and email inquiries beginning in the afternoon. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The representatives once again will be available during normal business hours on the morning of April 25.

Thank you for your patience and consideration in the afternoon of April 24.

Learn more about the proposed rate changes and the Prop 218 process at