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Water Rate Increase Notices Sent To NID Customers

Formal notices are being sent this week in the Nevada Irrigation District on a proposal that would nearly double rates to most of the 26-thousand customers over the next five years. It’s the start of a 45-day public review process. Assistant NID General Manager Greg Jones says they intend to provide ample details, including a link on their web page‚Ķ

click to listen to Greg Jones

Jones says two community meetings have also been scheduled in Placer and Nevada Counties, which will include the results of protest votes, required under voter-approved Proposition 218. If protests represent more than 50-percent of property owners, the rate hikes would be killed. Jones also points out that the district has increased the subsidy contribution…

click to listen to Greg Jones

Results of the Proposition 218 protests will be revealed at the community meetings, with the one in Nevada County scheduled for April 24th. That’s also when the NID Board would take final action on the proposal. If approved, rate increases would go into effect in May.


March 5, 2019

Michael Hill-Weld

Directors Heck and Peters are trying to get the board and staff to find budget cuts to reduce the "need" for these increases. Needless to say, the staff is resistant. Staff doesn't view $13/month as a significant increase, but to residents on fixed incomes it is.
We need to support Directors Heck and Peters in their efforts to reduce the budget and thereby reduce the rate increases.

March 8, 2019


The rate increases should be the same percentage as the annual rate increases (if any) of The Social Security Monthly Benefits that we retirees receive.

April 5, 2019

Janet Marsh

Those of us living in senior mobile home parks should be exempt from these major rate hikes. We are on fixed incomes, no future income prospects, and should not be treated the same as major businesses.
Per information found on various websites, our monthly rate would go from $24.83 to $36.00 this year, and would increase to $46.34 by 2023, an increase of $21.51 in 4 years, almost doubling our current rate!
This is unfair to senior citizens and why mobile home parks should be exempt from these major rate hikes.

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