When the Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors voted in the late 1990s to purchase a new software system known as SAP, the board voted to split the cost of the system 90/10. The power department would pay 90 percent, since the new software was purchased to help the power side adjust to issues such as power deregulation. The water department would pay 10 percent.
On Monday the IID directors are going to consider voting to amend the district budget for this fiscal year. An amendment pushed by IID Director Bruce Kuhn and supported by directors Lloyd Allen and Rudy Maldonado would alter the amount the water and power sides pay for computer software and hardware systems.
During the summer the board passed a budget based on information from staff in which instead of paying 90 percent for computer systems, the power side would pay 76 percent and water would pay 24 percent. IID staff members told the board a 76/24 split represents the use water and power get from the computer system.