PG&E repairs lead to Nevada Irrigation District water reduction

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March 25, 2024 — The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) requested on Friday a 20% voluntary water reduction from all customers for the rest of 2024. Extensive repairs to water infrastructure in the Sierra Nevadas by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) have temporarily severed NID’s water supply. The repairs are estimated to be completed by mid-June.

“We’ll have to depend on limited water storage at the start of the irrigation season,” said NID General Manager Jennifer HansonOpens in a new tab.. “Emergency conservation will be needed from all water customers.”

This situation will impact water deliveries, reduce lake levels, affect summer recreation, and limit hydroelectric power generation. NID is asking irrigation customers to delay water useOpens in a new tab. and all raw water customers to reduce their purchase allotments.

Customers who voluntarily reduce their usage will receive credits and will not lose priority for future water purchases. NID emphasizes that any delay in PG&E’s repair schedule could lead to mandatory water restrictions.

“We’re working with PG&E to expedite repairs,” Hanson said. “In the meantime, we deeply appreciate your conservation efforts.”


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Since 1995, Deborah has owned and operated LegalTech LLC with a focus on water rights. Before moving to Arizona in 1986, she worked as a quality control analyst for Honeywell and in commercial real estate, both in Texas. She learned about Arizona's water rights from the late and great attorney Michael Brophy of Ryley, Carlock & Applewhite. Her side interests are writing (and reading), Wordpress programming and much more.

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