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PLACER COUNTY WATER AGENCY
Placer Water, San Juan district establish water supply intertie
Friday Sep 18 2015
The Placer County Water Agency and San Juan Water District have completed construction of a $1.5 million intertie project connecting the two’s treated-water systems. The int ...
Lot size now the benchmark for Placer Water connection charge
Wednesday Aug 26 2015
Lot size – not meter size – will be the new standard for Placer County Water Agency connection charges starting in October. The Placer Water board of directors approve ...
Placer Water exceeds state water-saving target
Wednesday Aug 12 2015
Placer County Water Agency customers are turning into overachievers when it comes to water saving. Latest figures released by the Water Agency show treated-water use down from the ...
Placer Water customers hit state conservation target
Sunday Jul 19 2015
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
Wednesday May 20 2015
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
Thursday May 07 2015
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
Thursday Apr 30 2015
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
Wednesday Apr 22 2015
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
Sunday Apr 19 2015
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
Thursday Apr 09 2015
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
Sunday Mar 08 2015
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
Friday Feb 20 2015
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
Friday Jan 16 2015
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
Sunday Jan 11 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
Wednesday Dec 17 2014
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 ...
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