The Nevada Irrigation District is considering stronger water conservation measures that could take effect in August. At Wednesday’s Board of Director’s meeting General Manager Rem Scherzinger said the district may implement portions of its Stage III Drought Contingency Plan to comply with new emergency urban water use regulations handed down by the State Water Resources Control Board.
Under a current Stage II drought declaration, NID is asking all customers to voluntarily reduce water usage by 20 percent. The new rules go into effect August 1st and NID has 30 days to come into compliance.
Sherzinger says that NID customers have been doing a great job in conservation so he does not anticipate needing to implement a fine system for potential water use violators.
According to state numbers NID customers tend to be leading the way with water conservation efforts.