Protecting Public Health and Safety



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Home maintenanceWelcome to EID’s Maintenance page. Use the links on the left hand side of the page to find useful information about your water system. Here you will find answers to our most frequently asked questions and helpful tips for the do-it-yourselfer. Learn how to check for leaks and read your water meter, turn off water during an emergency, adjust water pressure, and more.

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EID System Maintenance Program

The El Dorado Irrigation District is conducting preventive maintenance activities on the drinking water system and may be in your neighborhood. This maintenance is intended to enhance the reliability of the drinking water system. Crews are exercising valves, servicing fire hydrants, and flushing for water quality.

As a result of this maintenance, you may experience brief periods of low pressure, or even a brief loss of water service. Additionally, you may experience cloudy or discolored water. If this occurs, run an outside hose faucet for 5 to 10 minutes until the water clears up. If it does not clear, please call our office at (530)642-4000 for assistance.


Call 811 before you dig

811 is a free one-call service managed by USA North. Call 811 at least two business days before your planned digging project. USA North will contact EID and other utilities. Representatives of these utilities will then come out to locate and mark their underground lines. Visit to get started.