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Three cheers to the NID board of directors for unanimously voting to study tunneling under Banner Lava Cap Road rather than simply accepting the estimated cost figures given to them by the engineering consultants hired by NID. This action shows that the NID board was willing to listen and take into account the complicated nature of this project. The Banner Mountain pipeline will affect the members of this community for generations; how wise of them to decide to “delay the process and have it right” (Paul Williams, NID director).

A special thanks to Ernie Bierwagen for acknowledging the concerns of Banner Mountain residents regarding the untold negative effects this pipeline will have on the wells on our area. Residents along this pipeline who do not have an option of treated water are very concerned and need to know they are being heard.



NID board of directors, please continue to ask questions and collect the facts. We, the residents of Banner Mountain, will be part of the legacy of your decision. Make it an educated one.

Jim Pritchard




Nevada City


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