Einar Maisch

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 ...

Placer Water concerned about Folsom releases

While rain fell in Auburn and the Placer County region through much of Wednesday, Placer County Water Agency’s concern over a projected drawdown of water levels at Folsom Lak ...

Another View: Placer County Water Agency meets its commitments

Managing California’s complex water storage and delivery system is a never-ending balancing act between supply, demand, and environmental considerations, especially during a ...

Conversation on conservation: No easy drought answers

Deep into a prolonged drought, foothills water suppliers are sharing a message of conservation. For a second year, the Nevada Irrigation District is set to hold a community drough ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Earth Day water wars topic stirs debate at Sierra College forum

ROCKLIN – Water was the Earth Day topic at a Sierra College forum Tuesday that delved into everything from the current drought to the prospects of sea levels rising in future ...

Placer Water official: SoCal “stole our water”

With drought concerns hanging over the region, a Placer County Water Agency official said Tuesday that Southern California “stole” much of the area’s dwindling re ...

Placer County livestock grazing concerns mount as drought parches grasslands

Placer County foothills grazing lands are the wrong color for this time of year – a wan yellow with patches of red dirt instead of emerging green. And that spells trouble fo ...

With hills drying up, Placer Water could declare drought emergency Feb. 6

Expecting water deliveries from its primary supplier to be less than half of normal, Placer County Water Agency is moving on plans to dramatically curtail water use by irrigation a ...

Placer Water’s Einar Maisch presented with Statesman of Year award

Placer County Water Agency’s director of strategic affairs has been named the Regional Water Authority’s Statesman of the Year. Einar Maisch, who has served in the str ...

Placer Water co-hosting Bay-Delta conservation forum

The Placer County Water Agency is playing a lead role in a forum on the potential ramifications stemming from the draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan. The Auburn-based agency will b ...

Placer Water board OKs first rate hike in five years

Placer County Water Agency’s Zone 1 customers will be subject to rate increases of 9.1 percent in 2014 and 3.7 percent in 2015, directors decided Thursday. The 5-0 decision ...