Imperial Irrigation District staff was accused of trying to sell the IID’s invaluable assets short when they formally presented the broad terms of a water storage proposal at Tuesday’s IID Board of Directors meeting.
“The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors was briefed Tuesday about discussions between representatives of the United States and Mexico regarding a potential turnout from the All-American Canal to Mexico.”
“The transfer of water from the Imperial Irrigation District to San Diego and the Coachella Valley has netted the IID nearly $85 million over a 10-year period, and is expected to net the district more than $2.7 billion from 2009 through 2047, according to IID projections.”
“The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors approved a new fallowing program Tuesday that compensates landowners and tenants for water that is not used when agricultural land is taken out of production.”
“The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors took a small step forward on Tuesday to make the IID’s water delivery process more efficient. It unanimously approved five work authorizations for the design and engineering of canal interties or pumped connections.”
“The Imperial Disadvantaged Community Outreach Program hosted a public workshop at the Holtville City Council chambers Wednesday to hear from the community about its priorities on water-service issues, from flood-control deficiencies to sewage treatment.
“The workshop was funded by the California Department of Water Resources.
“Imperial Valley cities will soon get a break on the price that they pay for water.
“The Imperial Irrigation District board of directors unanimously approved a motion Tuesday to reduce municipal water rates from $68 per acre-foot to $20 per acre-foot, the same price that farmers pay for water.”
“The Imperial Irrigation District’s board of directors will, once again, consider scheduling a statutory vote on whether to change from an at-large to a by-the-district method of electing IID directors, when it meets today [Jan.
“Imperial Irrigation District is starting the new year with a plan to increase the number of its customers installing rooftop solar by reducing by a third the cash rebates it offers for such projects — even though that could mean some ratepayers planning to go solar could lose thousands of dollars in expected incentives.”