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Drought Emergency Extension Dismays NID

The Nevada Irrigation District says extension of the state’s drought conservation measures makes no sense. The State Water Resources Control Board held a workshop on the matter on Wednesday. And they voted to extend emergency regulations at least until spring, when they’ll re-consider the issue at a meeting in May. NID General Manager Rem Scherzinger says current regulations are not just symbolic but still give the Board unnecessarily broad powers over local districts…

click to listen to Rem Scherzinger

State water officials have been saying that they aren’t certain the rain and snow will last into the spring or whether above-average precipitation will return next winter. But Scherzinger says NID is among 80% of districts that will have ample supplies at least through the summer and fall….

click to listen to Rem Scherzinger

The State Water Resources Control Board lifted conservation mandates going into last summer, allowing local districts to set their own measures. Scherzinger says NID customers have embraced voluntary habits, including less lawn watering and not spraying off sidewalks.

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February 11, 2017



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