Welcome to Plan for Water
The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) has initiated a community collaboration process to support the District’s Raw Water Master Plan (RWMP). Called Plan for Water, the process aspires to reach and involve everyone within the District to help guide water resource management efforts into the future. *
NID is moving ahead with the RWMP update. The next step is hiring an independent firm to develop a comprehensive public outreach strategy for the update, as a sure-fire way to ensure an open and transparent process.
The NID Board of Directors approved a Request for Proposal (RFP) to seek a qualified firm during its meeting on May 22. Once that firm designs the process, a consultant will be hired under a second contract to conduct the public outreach.
Read the RFP here – NID-RFP-for-RWMP-Process-Design
The RWMP update will develop a range of potential scenarios for the NID Board of Directors to consider when determining the best ways to meet the community’s demand for water over the next 50 years while weighing the impact on the District, the community and the environment.
“The Raw Water Master Plan update is critical for the community, and will have a far-reaching and long-lasting effect on the region for generations,” said NID General Manager Rem Scherzinger. “We appreciate and welcome the community’s input, and are looking forward to reviewing proposals for public outreach.”
NID’s dedication to maximizing community involvement while minimizing costs associated with the Raw Water Master Plan is at the forefront of this project.
If you are a returning visitor, you’ll notice that content and information is on this site has been updated. That is because public participation in the RWMP update is being reapproached to fall within the American Water Works Association (AWWA) M50 process. A description of the Community Representatives Group (CRG) approach—the process concept that was previously proposed—can be found on the Documents page.
At the January 23rd NID Board Meeting, it was decided that the District’s Water & Hydroelectric Operations (WHO) Committee will lead development of a new M50 process for the RWMP update. This is a top priority for the WHO Committee, so dialogue around this work is expected to be part of the next meeting taking place on Tuesday, February 12 at 9 a.m. at the Nevada Irrigation District main office.
Sign-up for Process Communications
This site will be the online information hub for the process. It will be updated regularly with process information, activities, and meeting notices. If you would like to receive process update notifications, sign-up for the Plan for Water newsletter located beneath the menu navigation of this page.
Questions or Comments?
The Contact Form is available to submit questions and comments regarding the RWMP update and public participation.