drought

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 ...

Drought won’t dry up Placer County’s West Nile disease

The Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District is marking the official start of the season by designating  this week as West Nile virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awaren ...

Reader Input: PCWA should make saving pay

Hooray for Placer County Water Agency customers who are practicing water conservation. But their actions alone fall short of addressing drought concerns. According to data collecte ...

Reader Input: Not sold on drought cause

In science, “fact” can only mean “confirmed to such a degree that further disagreement is a waste of time.” Fact: From weed-whackers and chainsaws to gene ...

Reader Input: No denying drought is real

On page 5 of the March 20 Gold Country Homes is an excellent article by Kristi Meyer regarding our water shortage (“Reports show we have one year supply of water left”) ...

Reader Input: Gov setting up for massive lawsuit

Over 50 years ago, I watched as a water well was drilled at my parents’ home. No one from California state was there or ever contributed one red cent to that resource. I&rsqu ...

Reader Input: Sneeze gently near auto toilet

I echo Mary Lambeth’s complaint about the unnecessary flushes by auto toilets (“Auto flushes just wasteful,” Reader Input, March 25). I’ve also found that a ...

Reader Input: Auto flushes just wasteful

I’ve been taking a class at Sierra College. They use those auto flush toilets in the bathrooms. In previous years, I’ve had no issues with these toilets. However, in ...

Continued conservation as Placer Water fine tunes drought plans

With the state expanding emergency water-saving regulations during the fourth year of a prolonged drought in California, Placer County Water Agency is amending its own plan. While ...

Reader Input: What do those opposed think now?

Facing the worsening drought here in California, this born-and-bred Californian remembers back in junior high school, asking my teacher why we do not have salt-removal plants simil ...