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Jun242019

North Yuba Water District accused of fraudulently applying for and obtaining a Grant

by John Mistler

Brownsville, Ca.

A  press release from the North Yuba Water Alliance states, " State confirms that the North Yuba Water District is under investigation. The California State Water Board's division of Financial Assistance and the Office of Enforcement  confirmed today that they are currently investigating North Yuba Water District."

North Yuba Water District (NYWD) General Manager, Jeff Maupin said, We are not aware of any investigations. When applying for the Prop 1 planning grant we were walked through the process with the water board. No indication of a problem."

Ailene Voisin of the State Water Board said, "In general, the allegation is that North Yuba Water District fraudulently applied for and obtained a $500,000 Prop 1 planning grant. There are some additional allegations of fraud related to the contracts administered with those funds. We are conducting interviews and will have a better idea of what the allegations are after the interviews are completed. At this point, that consists of reviewing documents and other information in our possession.