NID moves closer to water deal with Lincoln |

NID moves closer to water deal with Lincoln

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

An NID board committee today approved an agreement to sell raw water to the Placer County Water Agency. The agency will treat the water and then sell it to people in the Lincoln area who live within NID boundaries.

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 now while the district plans for a water treatment plant that would service up to 12,000 new homes within NID-Lincoln boundaries.

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