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Press Releases

MID takes a pivotal step towards preservation of groundwater

With continued vision, leadership, and innovation in sustainable groundwater management, the Modesto Irrigation District (MID) Board of Directors took the first steps in moving forward a Long-Term Groundwater Replenishment Program (GRP).

Long-Term GRP Application & Agreement (PDF)

MID appoints Jimi Netniss as General Manager

Modesto Irrigation District (MID) has appointed Jimi Netniss as the District's next General Manager. Netniss succeeds Ed Franciosa who has served as General Manager since March 2022 and is retiring following a 26-year tenure with MID.

Colored dyes used in canals for water flow monitoring

Periodically throughout the irrigation season, Modesto Irrigation District (MID) applies Rhodamine WT and Uranine Liquid, harmless dyes, to our canals to aid with water flow monitoring. As a result of the dye application, the water in the canals could be red, green, yellow or blue in color.

MID General Manager Announces Retirement

The Modesto Irrigation District's (MID) General Manager Ed Franciosa announced his retirement Thursday, April 27 after leading day-to-day District operations and guiding close to 450 employees for more than a year.

MID successful in defending rates in court

The Modesto Irrigation District (MID) received a favorable ruling from the Stanislaus County Superior Court (see attached) in the remedies phase of a challenge to the District's electric rates. While the court designated the plaintiffs - Andrew Hobbs and David Thomas, et. all - as the prevailing party, the court found that the plaintiff class is not entitled any refunds as MID's 2018 Cost of Service Analysis proved that the 2016 rates in question were below the cost of service.

MID Board approves electric rate increases for 2023 and 2024

On Tuesday, November 15, the Modesto Irrigation District (MID) Board of Directors approved, by a majority vote, a 7.4% electric rate increase for 2023 and a subsequent 3.5% increase for 2024. These rate increases will apply to all MID electric customers and are effective January 1, 2023 and January 1, 2024.

MID and TID sign agreement with the state to advance Tuolumne River plan

This week the California Natural Resources Agency announced that the Modesto and Turlock irrigation districts (MID and TID) and our Tuolumne River partner San Francisco Public Utilities Commission signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to advance the Tuolumne River Voluntary Agreement. The state also released the Tuolumne River-specific term sheet which includes details on proposed river flow and habitat restoration efforts.

MID and TID seek additional water rights to benefit customers, communities and environment

Responding to the impacts of climate change and other stressors, Modesto Irrigation District and Turlock Irrigation District filed a water rights application with the State Water Resources Control Board to capture unappropriated flood waters from the Tuolumne River and put them to beneficial use.

2022 Water Rights Application

MID to resume late fees & disconnections

In April 2022, the Modesto Irrigation District (MID) will be reactivating late fees and disconnection notices for non-payment. If you are behind on your monthly payments, we encourage you to contact MID’s Customer Service Department and create a payment plan that can help get you back on track.

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