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NID Asks Customers for Volunteer Water Conservation

Voluntary water restrictions are in effect. The Nevada Irrigation District is preparing for long term dry conditions and the increasing possibility of limited water supplies in 2014.

NID General Manager Rem Scherzinger said Friday (Jan. 10) that the district is asking all water customers to voluntarily reduce water usage by 20 percent.

NID says we have water in reserve right now but as Chip Close with NID tells us this is about looking long term to this summer when water need is even more critical.

NID Water Conservation

Seasonal precipitation at NID’s Bowman Reservoir (elev. 5650 ft.) had reached just 8.39 inches, or 29 percent of average by Jan. 9.

NID Water Efficiency Coordinator Lesa Osterholm said the district is planning meetings with Grass Valley and Nevada City to discuss water conservation.

She asked local water users to pay special attention to water use, including basic items such as repairing leaks, reducing shower times and turning off the tap while brushing teeth. She also said that during the winter months, even when dry, little or no outdoor irrigation is needed.


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