Tours of NID & Neighboring Water Agency Facilities

Lake of the Pines Water Treatment Plant

On October 6th, Fred Waymire, NID’s Superintendent of Treated Water, NID Director Karen Hull, Richard Mattison, LOP Board Member, and NID Director Laura Peters (pictured left to right) and Margie Joehnck, resident of LOP (not pictured) toured the LOP Water Treatment Plant.  The picture is taken just below Combie Reservoir Dam where a pipe takes water up the hill to the LOP Water Treatment’s holding ponds.

Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) Ophir Water Treatment Facility

Along with NID and PCWA management, Directors Karen Hull and Laura Peters toured the PCWA Ophir water treatment facility.  It is a large and complex water treatment system that serves the vast majority of PCWA customers.   It is impressive that the water for this facility comes from the American River via a 3 mile underground pipeline.

Shaping the Higgins Area Plan

For those of you who live in the Lake of the Pines-Higgins Corner area, now is the time to have input on the development of the Higgins Area Plan.

Back in 2000, Nevada County adopted an area growth plan for the area of Higgins Corner-Lake of the Pines Village Center.  Under the leadership of Nevada County Supervisor Ed Scofield, the plan is being updated.  A South County Municipal Advisory Council (SCMAC) has been formed to support the effort and grant funding is underwriting the effort.   In addition to Higgins Corner and Lake of the Pines Village Center, Supervisor Scofield anticipates the Area Plan will be broadened to include more of the Highway 49 corridor and, because the funding received was through a housing grant, there will be more emphasis on residential zoning.

There will be community forums providing members of the public with an opportunity to weigh in on the plan design.  I am participating in the process as a member of the community.  If you would like to read more about the work of the SCMAC, please see Search • Nevada County, CA • CivicEngage (mynevadacounty.com)


Out and About with Director Hull

Director Hull recently attended Supervisor Ed Scofield’s Annual Picnic where she was asked to speak about happenings in NID.  She met many NID constituents and enjoyed hearing their thoughts about NID’s important work in our community.


She also visited Carol Young, owner of Rincon del Rio, the site of a planned senior community.  They discussed water service to the project.


Karen attends various community meetings, including the Nevada County Farm Bureau, Placer County Farm Bureau and the Placer County Ag Commission.  If you would like to meet with Karen or invite her to an organization to which you belong, please fill out the Contact Form.