NID agrees to sell water to Placer County agency |

NID agrees to sell water to Placer County agency

The Nevada Irrigation District is a step closer to providing water to the booming City of Lincoln.

An NID board committee Tuesday approved an agreement to sell raw water to the Placer County Water Agency. The agency will treat the water at its plant near Auburn and then sell it to people in Lincoln who live within NID boundaries.

NID Water and Hydroelectric Operations Committee members Paul Williams and Scott Miller applauded the temporary water sales agreement for its simplicity. They also liked provisions which would allow NID to back out of the agreement at any time.

The agreement is expected to go before the Placer water board later this week and will come before the full NID board Sept. 22. The agreement allows Lincoln to get needed water while the district plans for a water treatment plant that would service up to 12,000 new homes within NID-Lincoln boundaries.

A consultant for NID and the growing town at the edge of the foothills is looking for a site for the treatment plant the agencies will build together. District officials have said the plant could also service NID customers in the Highway 65 corridor.

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