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State Ups the Ante on Water Conservation

The governor is calling for statewide mandatory urban water use reductions. Which means treated water customers may have some additional challenges this year. The Nevada Irrigation District will have to make additional adjustments if the new restrictions come to fruition. Gneral Manager, Rem Scherzinger, says the state is interpreting Governor Brown’s statements from an interesting point of view

Click here to listen to Rem Scherzinger

Scherzinger point out that the conservation requests only target treated water users and NID feels they have already taken appropriate measures to support conservation.

Click here to listen to Rem Scherzinger

Sherzinger and other NID managers as well as the District Board praise NID users for their efforts and are looking to make some changes as needed.

Click here to listen to Rem Scherzinger

The next regular NID Board meeting is Wednesday April 22.


April 12, 2015

Bruce Sund

The previous NID water use reduction scheme, while well intentioned was not evenhanded. Those who are already conserving water were told to reduce buy the same amount as those who weren't. Of course the Governor's have come up with the "treated water" scheme because those are the easy targets. Any real water rationing will require setting specific threshold amounts for each type of user rather than some vague percentage amount. Having sat on a water rationing appeals board for a small bay area city in the '90s I can tell you it will not be a picnic.

April 13, 2015


@ Bruce-I 100% agree with you. We were already rationing a lot of water in our household. Didn't even water our lawns at all last summer. Now we have to save 25% more? I don't see how that's even possible.

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