Plan for Water
NID is engaging in the development of the Plan for Water, which will define priorities and strategies for ensuring that we have a sustainable water supply for the future. This is a comprehensive and intense process requiring significant effort on the part of NID management, staff and Board.
Given the importance of this work, there will be a robust outreach program to give the community ample opportunities to weigh in on critical issues as well learn more about NID operations. To stay informed about the Plan, go to https://www.nidwater.com/plan-for-water and sign up for the mailing list by clicking the box in the bottom right corner of the page. You can also see more information about the major steps in the process.
Please join in the Plan for Water workshop tomorrow, December 7 via teleconferencing.
The meeting starts at 3 pm with the first agenda item being a hydroelectric department update. The Plan for Water discussion will begin afterward. It is an open a workshop and continues a presentation detailing NID’s Mountain System operations and facilities (No action will be taken).
Here are the links:Webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83895980788To join audio using telephone: (669) 900-6833 or (346) 248-7799 or (253) 215 8782Webinar ID: 838 9598 0788One-tap mobile: US: +16699006833,,83895980788# or +12532158782,,83895980788#:Meeting agenda: https://www.nidwater.com/files/0f869c7ea/12072021_BOD_Agenda.pdf
Having knowledge of the extent of the NID water management system will be invaluable in the months ahead as we move forward with the Plan for Water which will guide the district for the next 50 years.
Budget Workshop During NID Board Meeting Dec. 8th
I know many of you are interested in the budget for next year. You have a opportunity to participate in a workshop during the Dec. 8th regular NID board meeting. Click on the link below for the agenda, link for the meeting, and directions for participating. Hope to see may of you at this eeting as well!
An Important Step Forward
Like many organizations that have grown slowly over decades, NID’s infrastructure has become increasingly complex and diversified. NID’s assets are now valued at over $1.5 billion! As the infrastructure has aged, keeping track of repair history and future needs becomes more challenging. At any given time, there are a huge number of projects underway in the District and many more in planning phases. Prioritizing work and managing its execution is vital. Without a centralized maintenance system, it is extremely difficult to monitor and control this critical work.
To modernize this aspect of the operation, NID is implementing a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) that will centralize maintenance information into a common database. This system is a huge undertaking as all $1.5 billion in NID assets need to be identified and the associated maintenance workflow integrated.
It is investments like this that your rates help to fund and that make the District a more efficient and effective organization. These investments payoff with better planning and project execution, and more informed decision making. Ultimately, these investments save money for you, the rate payer.