PLACER COUNTY WATER AGENCY

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 ...

PG&E, Placer Water working on King Fire asset recovery

Pacific Gas & Electric crews are moving ahead with repairs to a transmission power line damaged by the King Fire while Placer County Water Agency is poised to move in to add up ...

Placer Water expresses fire-protection concerns

As the King Fire continued to roll into Placer County wildland from El Dorado County, water officials intent on preserving both hydroelectric infrastructure and the watershed voice ...

Drought conservation drops Placer Water treated-water use by 18.8 percent

A major goal of the Placer County Water Agency is to conserve water and keep reservoirs as full as possible in the event that another dry winter again reduces snow-storage levels. ...