In the Community

MID is Committed to the Community

At MID, we believe that serving our community means more than providing irrigation water and electric service. We believe MID has a responsibility to be a good neighbor and responsible business partner. MID is proud to support a host of organizations ranging from United Way of Merced County to the Boys and Girls Club, CASA and numerous local FFA and 4-H programs. Among the many community events we help support are the Merced Downtown Christmas Parade, Pedal Merced, the Merced County Fair and MERCO Cycling Classic. MID’s management team volunteers significant amounts of their time to serving on many of our local nonprofit and community organization boards. The reason is simple. When it comes to Merced County, It’s Our Way of Life.

Canal and Water Safety

Download Canal and Water Safety PDF - Great for printing handouts!
Download Canal and Water Safety Presentation Mode (Zip File) - Great for teachers to present to students -- K-8

MID is committed to water and canal safety.  We believe in working together with the community to educate our children about the dangers of canals and open waterways. MID has several water safety community outreach programs including:

  • The promotion of Water Safety month during the month of May
  • Speaking engagements to over 5,000 local kids annually at safety days and school visits
  • Annual Water and Canal Safety poster contest
  • McNamara pool sponsorship, including free swim vouchers for local kids

Canal and Water Safety Tips

  • Learn to swim if you do not know how
  • Swim & play in safe places (Swimming pools, waterslides, water toys)

When in a safe swimming place, like a pool, NEVER swim alone, Always have a grown-up or lifeguard present

  • NEVER dive head first – Feet first only
  • NEVER, EVER swim or play in canals

Canal Safety Poster Contest -2016 PDF








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