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NID awards $1.7 million contract
A three-year project to connect treated water systems serving Alta Sierra and Lake of the Pines is moving into its final phase.

The NID Board of Directors recently awarded a $1.7 million contract to McGuire & Hester of Oakland for the installation of nearly two miles of water main lines, the final link between a new line to the north installed last year and a new line to the south installed in 2014.

NID project engineer Doug Hobbs said water should be available this spring to new customers.

In other business, directors:
• Awarded a $320,500 contract to Brown & Caldwell for design, bidding and construction services for a hydroelectric power station on the Cascade Canal at NID’s Loma Rica Reservoir. The 1.44-megawatt station should generate power for about 1,000 homes. The overall cost is estimated at $5.5 million.

• Awarded an $184,000 contract to Central Valley Engineering & Asphalt, Inc. of Roseville for final asphalt paving at Cascade Shores. Over the past five years, NID has rebuilt the water system, installing more than 8,000 feet of pipeline along with water services and fire hydrants.