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Nevada City Concerned about Water

Nevada City, along with the rest of the county, is concerned about water as the heat of summer is just beginning to rear its head. Municipalities in the county are moving to Stage 2 of their drought contingency plans which involve voluntary conservation. Nevada City is concerned because they have already purchased extra water from NID and it is still not topping off storage. Mike Faudoa manages the water system and says that Little Deer Creek is not flowing strong enough to support Nevada City .


Along with not having enough water to sustain use, the water manager is concerned there won’t be enough to fight fires when they inevitably occur. Because of an algae bloom last summer, which shut down part of the system, the city has been purchasing extra water from NID to maintain use, until it becomes fully operational. The cost has been significant.


Vice mayor Duane Strawser, who has been on the council for over a decade, says its time to reconsider raising rates- responsibly- in order to make sure water users are covering the costs of the aging infrastructure.

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Faudoa says that NID is concerned about the lack of voluntary response for 10 percent voluntary  reduction throughout the system.
For now though, the city is sticking with stage 2 restrictions and recommending a 10 percent voluntary reduction of use.

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