NID approves plans for pipeline near NC |

NID approves plans for pipeline near NC

Nevada Irrigation District directors approved plans and sought bids Wednesday to install a 12-inch pipeline to connect the Elizabeth L. George and Snow Mountain water systems near Nevada City.

The pipeline will run along Banner Mountain Trail and Rocker Road near Nevada City. It will be buried underneath the road.

Four out of 18 property owners didn’t grant easements by mid-March, so NID directors voted 4 to 1 to proceed with eminent domain, under which homeowners would still receive compensation for easements. NID Director Nancy Weber, who represents the area, voted against eminent domain.

The homeowners eventually agreed to grant easements, so eminent domain won’t be used.

The project, which includes 8,500 feet of 12-inch pipeline, will allow NID to eventually abandon the small Snow Mountain Treatment Plant east of Nevada City. Work is expected to begin this summer.

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