PLACER COUNTY WATER AGENCY

Placer Water customers hit state conservation target

Placer County Water Agency customers are meeting the state’s 32 percent water-saving benchmark – barely. The Auburn-based agency released figures this week for June th ...

Water waste patrols hit the streets in Auburn, Placer

Water waste patrols are now a fact of life in drought-challenged Placer County. The patrols started this week, with Placer County Water Agency employees starting at sunrise and fa ...

Drought reduces whitewater releases on Middle Fork American River

Whitewater outfitters on the American River’s middle fork in Placer County are facing fewer trips this summer. Upstream releases of surging water that buoy rafting trips on ...

State drops Placer water saving goal to 32 percent

Placer County Water Agency is now facing a lower conservation standard than the one the state Water Board originally ladled out. The board announced a revised proposal late Tuesda ...

Court ruling creates new drought concern

Placer County Water Agency is gauging the potential impact of a new court ruling on tiered water rates. It’s a ruling that Gov. Jerry Brown has already declared a “str ...

Placer Water pumps up drought strategy

Continuing to be wary of both the weather and potential new government water-cutback demands, the Placer County Water Agency is moving into the dry months of the year reasonably co ...

Placer Water approves raised water-saving levels – with more on way

Placer County Water Agency’s conservation benchmark is now up to 25 percent, with another increase to 30 percent coming soon. The water saving measures follow more than a ye ...

Placer Water chief David Breninger retires after 23 years

Through droughts, fires and floods impacting Placer County’s water supply, there has been one leadership constant over the past 23 years. On Thursday, Placer County Water Ag ...

Gusher in Auburn after water main breaks

The water flowed in torrents down Auburn’s Nevada Street near Interstate 80 on Thursday after workers reportedly drilled into a 12-inch main. The gusher appeared on the side ...

Safety – not drought – drains Auburn-area lake

Safety not drought is behind a draw-down of Lake Arthur water levels this week. The Placer County Water Agency, which operates the 106-year-old dam and reservoir, conducted an ins ...

Drought concerns cast shadow over 2015

A spike in Sierra Nevada precipitation has Placer County Water Agency leaders starting 2015 on a positive note after a year of drought concerns. But they’re also warning tha ...

Water providers upbeat on drought, concerned about runoff

The Nevada Irrigation District is upbeat about water storage and hopeful that ongoing drought conditions will be lessened. General Manager Rem Scherzinger reported that the distri ...

Placer, Nevada County drought future still unclear as rain, snow season approaches

Placer Water and Nevada Irrigation District officials have the promise of a new rain and snow season but no clear forecast on whether the drought will continue. But they are repor ...

Placer Water GM David Breninger to retire after 23 years

A 23-year Placer County Water Agency career as general manager is coming to an end for David Breninger with a shower of accolades. Breninger announced his retirement Thursday to t ...

Tiny Ophir hamlet’s weak water-well woes set to end

The prospect of a guaranteed supply of treated water has Ophir Gardens resident David Pinder happy but not giddy enough to start wasting what is becoming an even more valuable comm ...