The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors is scheduled to receive an update on the recently completed efficiency study at a board meeting today.
The board meets in open session at 5 p.m. at 1285 Broadway, El Centro.
District staff is expected to recommend that the board approve a validation of the data in what is the final phase of the study, expected to list specific recommendations where the district can save money. In addition, the board will be asked to delay the public release of the study until a series of public workshops can be held.
The first phase of the $830,118 study involved interviews with district staff and board members regarding those areas on which the study should focus: high cost areas. Phase two was to develop opportunities for improved efficiency based on the focus areas and processes identified in phase one.
The study's second phase identified $21 million in annual savings through more fully implementing the district's new computer system, better management of its vehicle fleet and the timely completion of customers' power construction projects. Other areas where inefficiencies lie include customer services and billing and water order entry, which could end up with a separate computer system.