Rest of the NID story |

Rest of the NID story

The recent front page article about the retirement of NID managers/supervisors and the loss of experience and knowledge did not tell the whole story.

It’s true that many years of institutional and practical knowledge is no longer available, but it is not gone. Daily and weekly activities of the district are accomplished by technicians, mechanics, canal maintenance workers, treatment plant operators, customer service personnel, engineering staff members and all the employees not titled manager.

Daily accomplishments are performed by the 150 employees who meet customers or potential customers in the field, on the canals, in the offices and the ones you see working on weekends or holidays repairing leaks on pipelines.

Plans for training of employees as future supervisors or managers have been an ongoing process of the district’s plan of maintaining a viable work force to serve customers and visitors to the area who use NID water services.

Don’t forget that managers are only as successful as the workers who perform the day-to-day and week-to-week activities necessary to have a long and successful history such as exists with the Nevada Irrigation District.

Jim Chatigny

Retired General Manager

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