Placer County Water Agency

Snowpack, mountain water levels are looking promising

The snowpack is back for the Nevada Irrigation District. The Grass Valley-based water supplier reported Monday that end-of-the-month mountain snow measurements contain 95 percent o ...

Water worker gets infant to breathe again

Bob MacDonald breathed life back into a baby Monday during an unexpected emergency at the gates of the Nevada Irrigation District’s Ophir maintenance yard. But the Nevada Irriga ...

City staff and council prudently shepherd budget

As I mentioned in my last report to you, the City of Auburn is in relatively good economic health compared to some of the other cities in Placer County. We have prudently put funds ...

Water is in storage, but conservation’s still key

California is moving into the third year of below-normal snowpack. State officials have been calling on Californians to conserve, conserve, and conserve some more. The result has ...

Placer County water levels near normal

While most California farmers, businesses and citizens worry about severe water shortages this year, customers of the Placer County Water Agency can be confident that they have one ...

Our View: Don’t wait for rainy days - start conserving now

Our state's snowpack is 61 percent of normal for this time of year. Auburn's rain totals are more than nine inches below normal. And, not surprisingly, state officials are predicti ...

PCWA missed chance to promote conservation

Re: “Foothills coming up short in rainfall” (Journal, Feb. 4): This article would have been a great opportunity for PCWA to ask residents to conserve water, if even just a litt ...

Waste treatment flushes out concerns

Flushing a toilet isn’t supposed to add to stress levels. But septic system inspection proposals and wastewater treatment planning are adding another layer of stress to Placer C ...

Canal drowning victim was Auburn man, 51

The swift-flowing water of a North Auburn canal is deep, cold and proved deadly for Auburn resident David Lee Miller. Miller’s body was recovered from the canal Wednesday and th ...

PCWA prioritizes Middle Fork Project revenues

One of the most important public policy issues for our county is the allocation of revenues generated by the Middle Fork of the American River Hydroelectric Project (MFP). In order ...

North Auburn wastewater options facing resident cost concerns

With two expensive options being considered to comply with tightened state and federal water-quality rules, Supervisor Jim Holmes said fee-increase concerns were paramount at an in ...

Water agency board ties rate hikes further to increased use

Placer County Water Agency customers face a revised rate structure in 2009 that further rewards low water users while increasing bills for higher meter readings that typically occu ...

Water agency is overdue for change in policies

I had the privilege of leading an amazing coalition of neighbors, teachers, clergy, MAC members, firefighters, business owners and local water executives trying to bring water into ...

Mavy seeks to unseat Wollan in District 5 Placer County Water Agency board election

Applegate resident Ben Mavy is taking on 20-year Placer County Water Agency Director Otis Wollan for the 5th District seat. “After 20 years it’s time for some new blood,” Ma ...

Water agency’s Otis Wollan points to experience, stability in his re-election bid

The longest-serving member of the Placer County Water Agency Board, Colfax resident Otis Wollan is seeking another four-year term, citing his experience, current board stability an ...