El Dorado Hills water treatment plant processed 6 million gallons of water per day when EID took over its operation in early 1973. At that time, the facility
Services and Benefits
The number and types of services EID provides have evolved to meet the demands of a growing, diverse population and to adhere to everchanging, more strict regulatory requirements.
Treat and deliver water
39,987 accounts,1,245 miles of pipeline, 50 miles of canals and ditches, 5 treatment plants, 36 storage reservoirs/ tanks, 38 pump stations
Collect and treat wastewater
20,687 accounts, 560 miles of pipeline and force mains, 4 treatment plants, 64 lift stations
Produce and distribute recycled water for landscape irrigation
4,079 accounts, 54 miles of pipeline, 2 treatment plants, 5 storage reservoirs/tanks, 5 pump stations
Generate hydroelectric and solar power
Every year, EID’s 21-megawatt hydroelectric power plant accounts for $6 million to $10 million in revenue.
EID’s 1-megawatt solar facility saves up to $250,000 a year on the District’s electricity bills and helps keep the lights on in California.
Use energy efficiently
Membership in PG&E’s energy efficient, demand-reduction programs saves $250,000 to $300,000 each year on EID’s electricity bills and frees up energy for the state’s grid during peak-use times.
Partner with customers through water conservation initiatives
Water-efficient irrigation systems for homes, businesses, and agriculture save an average of more than 2,000 acre-feet of water per year.
Work to perfect and secure water rights
With the county, pursuing the rights to an additional 40,000 acre-feet of water
Manage recreation sites at Sly Park and along the Project 184 water delivery system
Jenkinson Lake, Silver Lake campground and boat launch, Caples Lake boat launch, Forebay Reservoir