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Friday, April 18, 2014
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Author Archive: Jim Abercrombie

My turn: EID customers urged to cut 30% now

On Feb. 4, the El Dorado Irrigation District board issued a Stage 2 Water Supply Warning for the district’s service area. Since that warning was issued we have been monitoring districtwide water usage, looking to see if customers are heeding our request for increased conservation. I am encouraged and happy to report that customers have, […]

Message from the EID’s general manager: A look back on four fast years and how we measure up

It’s hard to believe that four years have passed by so quickly. When I began my job at EID in September of 2009 we had our share of challenges. After cost-cutting and productivity improvements, we’re a much stronger organization — both financially and operationally. These feats have been accomplished by staff’s adherence to a rigorous […]

EID’s finances and performance updated by GM

There’s a lot going on in the water and wastewater world that affects all of us — from regulatory changes and necessary infrastructure maintenance and replacement, to how we manage our revenues and debt. I think it’s vital to share the strategies we use to ensure a sound financial future and maintain the high levels […]

Sly Park: The jewel of EID’s recreation facilities

The El Dorado Irrigation District is very fortunate to have wonderful recreational facilities that we can offer to the community. For those who want to plan weekend camping trips, daylong picnics or hikes, photography excursions, peaceful trail bike rides, or even book a special event at our event center, Sly Park offers it all. We […]

My turn: Reviewing EID’s experience with CalSPA

In 2009, the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA) sued the El Dorado Irrigation District alleging violations of the federal Clean Water Act  because of sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) from the district’s wastewater collection system. In the past few years we have seen agencies all over the state sued by third-party entities, such as CSPA, using […]

Message from the EID General Manager: Cost-of-Services Study completed

In the fall of 2011, the El Irrigation District completed an extensive Cost-of-Services Study to review our rates and ensure that costs were fairly allocated for all of our customers. As a result of the study, a model was developed to allocate the district’s operating and debt costs equitably among water, wastewater, recycled water, and […]

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