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On the same day President Trump signed the Drought Contingency Plan into law, IID filed a petition in Los Angeles Superior Court alleging violations of the California Environmental Quality Act by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
Statement by Erik Ortega, President, Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors, on passage of DCP legislation
“Whether the passage of this Drought Contingency Plan will improve the sustainability of the Colorado River is an open question. What we know for sure is that it is a dramatic setback for the sustainability of the Salton Sea, which makes it, in my view, the first casualty of this DCP.
Today the House Natural Resources Committee and Senate Energy Committee introduced legislation to authorize the federal Drought Contingency Plan.
Today in closed session, the IID Board of Directors took no action on the Drought Contingency Plan and has so advised the Colorado River Board of California, which is holding its own special meeting to take up the DCP matter later in the day.
The IID Board of Directors voted Tuesday to take immediate steps to help inform its decision-making regarding the electrical services the district provides in the Coachella Valley.
Henry Martinez, IID general manger, spoke before the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s Water Planning and Stewardship Committee today, stressing the importance of supporting the state of California’s Salton Sea Management Plan.
03/11/2019 2:19 PM
IID remains committed to the DCP process and to voting on the DCP agreements as a package, but the Salton Sea has to be acknowledged for what it is: An indispensable part of that package, not an invisible one.
03/01/2019 1:59 PM
IID announces the kickoff of its 2019 Quality AC Tune-Up Program to help customers save electricity and money by improving the efficiency of their air conditioners.
The IID today filed a legal brief with California’s Fourth Appellate District Court in its appeal of a local court’s decision challenging the district’s water rights.
IID Board’s request to implement Farm Bill’s drought provisions and funding commitment to protect Salton Sea supported by Sen. Feinstein
IID is pleased to have the support of Senator Dianne Feinstein, who on Wednesday, called on the Trump administration to quickly implement new drought provisions Congress included in the recently enacted Farm Bill to protect the Salton Sea.
IID customers who are federal employees and impacted by the U.S. government’s partial shutdown are eligible for payment deferral.
IID expects about 1,000 additional electric customers will soon be able to qualify for the district’s energy assistance programs, following action taken by the IID Board of Directors.
In the spirit of the holiday season, IID employees distributed hundreds of articles of warm winter children’s clothing along with a lot of good cheer Tuesday morning at the Campesinos Unidos, Inc. headquarters in Brawley.
Three candidates who were elected this year to the IID Board of Directors were administered the oath of office during ceremonies conducted Friday, December 7, in the IID boardroom in El Centro, Calif.
The IID wishes to advise customers that fraudulent activity has been on the rise.
12/06/2018 5:30 PM
To ensure the integrity of its customer accounting system, IID’s bill payment system will undergo necessary support upgrades this weekend.
Late Monday afternoon, November 19, three of IID’s energy construction crews and one IID emergency response team headed to Paradise, California to help that Northern California area recover from some of the most devastating wildfires in the state’s history.
The IID Board of Directors will conduct public hearings regarding proposed revisions to its electrical street, area and metered lighting LED rates and the Energy Cost Adjustment-Renewable rate in November.
A Los Angeles County Superior court judge today granted a preliminary injunction preventing the county of Riverside from implementing a controversial ordinance that, if enacted, would bypass the authority of the IID to set electric rates for its customers.
IID is celebrating Public Power Week, Oct. 7-13, along with more than 2,000 other community-owned, not-for-profit electric utilities that collectively provide electricity to 49 million Americans.
10/04/2018 8:00 AM