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    Cost-of-Services Study Workshop Slated for June 13

    The EID Board of Directors will hold a cost-of-services study workshop on Monday, June 13, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. in the District’s headquarters building at 2890 Mosquito Road in Placerville.

    06/08/2011 3:00 PM

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    Use Caution on Area Rivers and Sly Park's Jenkinson Lake

    With the Memorial Day weekend approaching and warmer weather ahead, EID urges a cautious approach to local rivers and lakes, including the South Fork and Silver Fork American River, as well as Jenkinson Lake at Sly Park Recreation Area. “This year’s snowpack has been considerable,” said Dan Downey, EID’s hydroelectric division manager. “And with the cold and wet spring we’ve experienced, it’s important to be mindful of increased flows and frigid temperatures of the water.”

    05/26/2011 3:00 PM

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    EID's Pollock Pines Water Treatment Plant to Receive Chlorine Conversion Upgrade

    On Monday, May 23, 2011, the El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) Board of Directors approved the award of a construction contract to Lodi-based TTS Construction for funding of a disinfection process conversion project for the Reservoir 1 water treatment plant in Pollock Pines in the amount of $742,771.

    05/24/2011 3:00 PM

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    EID Redistricting Public Outreach Meetings Set

    El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) is in the process of drawing new EID Board division lines in the wake of the 2010 census. The EID Redistricting Advisory Committee, a committee comprised of five public members and EID General Counsel Tom Cumpston, who serves as project manager, began meeting in March to guide the redistricting process. District staff will conduct four public outreach meetings over the coming months to review the committee’s work-in-progress and solicit input.

    05/17/2011 3:00 PM

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    Board Hears Capital Improvement Plan Update

    On Monday, April 25, 2011, the El Dorado Irrigation District (District) Board of Directors received a status report on the first quarter 2011 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).

    04/26/2011 3:00 PM

  • Capital Improvement Project Funding and Debt Management

    EID's Finance Director, Mark Price, answers frequently asked questions about Capital Improvement Funding and Debt Management.

    04/12/2011

  • El Dorado Hills Wastewater Treatment Plant - Free Tours!

    Join one of our Thursday tours: April 14, May 12, June 9 or July 14 to learn about what happens to all the stuff that goes down your drains and toilets.

    04/08/2011

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    EID Redistricting Process Moves Forward

    On Monday, March 28, 2011, the El Dorado Irrigation District (District) Board of Directors received an update from EID General Counsel Tom Cumpston on the District’s redistricting process. Cumpston announced the recently formed Redistricting Advisory Committee, whose task is to develop recommendations for the redistricting process. As recommendations are developed, proactive public outreach will be conducted to help guide the redistricting effort.

    03/29/2011 3:00 PM

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    Redistricting Process Advisory Committee Formed

    El Dorado Irrigation District (District) has initiated the process of completing its mandatory legal duty to adjust its division boundaries, using the 2010 census as a basis, to ensure that population is evenly distributed among the District’s five divisions and the other criteria specified by the California Elections Code 22000(a) are considered.

    03/24/2011 3:00 PM

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    EID Receives Grant from Sierra Nevada Conservancy

    On Monday, March 14, 2011, the El Dorado Irrigation District (District) Board of Directors received a report from EID Environmental Division manager Dan Corcoran concerning the District’s receipt of a grant in the amount of $153,446 awarded on March 3, 2011, by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) Governing Board. The grant will pay for all staff and consultant costs to complete the design and permitting of the Hazel Creek and Hazel Creek Campground Restoration Project.

    03/15/2011 3:00 PM

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    EID's Safety Focus Saves Ratepayers Money

    On Monday, February 28, 2011, the El Dorado Irrigation District (District) Board of Directors received an overview of the District’s safety program. Statistics presented for 2009 and 2010 show significant progress has been made. The District has not experienced a lost-time injury since December 15, 2009—a total of 440 days. Injuries requiring medical attention are down 35% from 2009. Workers’ compensation premiums are at a 10-year low, resulting in a savings of approximately $1.5 million since 2003, according to Vicki Hoffman, EID’s human resources director. “These statistics are positive indicators of the success of the District’s ongoing training and safety efforts, which contribute to the containment of operating costs and workers’ compensation premium and translates into savings for ratepayers,” said EID General Manager Jim Abercrombie.

    03/01/2011 3:00 PM

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    El Dorado Forebay Dam Remediation and Enlargement Project Recommendations Reviewed by Board

    On Monday, March 14, 2011, the El Dorado Irrigation District (District) Board of Directors received a report from EID Environmental Division manager Dan Corcoran concerning the District’s receipt of a grant in the amount of $153,446 awarded on March 3, 2011, by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) Governing Board. The grant will pay for all staff and consultant costs to complete the design and permitting of the Hazel Creek and Hazel Creek Campground Restoration Project.

    01/25/2011 3:00 PM

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    Board Authorizes Contract for Flume Replacement Project to Ensure Reliability of Water Delivery

    At its January 10, 2011 meeting, the El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) Board of Directors approved funding of $248,852 for the design and permitting for the Flume 41 replacement project. Included in that amount was a $138,852 contract change order to Carlton Engineering for design services as well as $110,000 for staff support, acquisition of agency approvals, and permits. The Flume 41 project is part of the District’s long-term rehabilitation program for the 22.3-mile El Dorado Canal, which delivers drinking water from four high-Sierra reservoirs to customers throughout the District’s service area and supplies water to generate EID’s state-certified renewable hydroelectric power.

    01/11/2011 3:00 PM

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    Coalition Wins Court Case Invalidating Fee Increases on Hydropower Generation Projects

    A coalition of hydroelectric project operators, which includes El Dorado Irrigation District (EID), has won a federal appeals court victory which prevents the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) from dramatically increasing its annual land-use fees on hydroelectric projects without a formal “notice-and-comment” rulemaking process. This decision and a prior court ruling spared EID from paying more than $300,000 in excessive fees for the operation of its Project 184 in 2009 and 2010.

    01/05/2011 3:00 PM

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