Nevada Irrigation District to discuss rate increase Wednesday |

Nevada Irrigation District to discuss rate increase Wednesday

The Union staff

The Nevada Irrigation District is set to vote on increasing water rates at its April 24 meeting, unless it receives written protests from a majority of its customers. If approved, the hikes will be rolled out over five years. Treated water customers would see an average increase of $13.07 each month this year, and monthly costs would almost double for many customers by 2023.

The district sent out notices of the proposed changes to every property owner and tenant who are customers or on standby accounts in the water district. Customers have until the close of the public hearing Wednesday to submit protests. If the district receives protests from 50 percent of its customers plus one, the proposed rate increase will not be implemented.

The board meeting starts at 9 a.m. at the district offices, 1036 West Main Street, Grass Valley. For more information, call 530-273-6185 or go online at

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