Placer County Water Agency

Punish those copper thieves

Three-hundred pounds of copper cable used to tie down Placer County Water Agency water pipes can be sold for scrap at $2.40 a pound — as reported by the Auburn Journal (Aug. 14) ...

Thank you, kindly, unknown Auburnite

I received $50 cash inside an envelope addressed to “veteran” on Wednesday morning (July 27) in the parking lot of the Depoe Bay Coffee Shop in Auburn. Inside was a note: “ ...

Water agency considers new reservoir

Placer County Water Agency representatives are considering the impact a potential new reservoir in the Auburn area might have on its customers and Placer County. On Thursday the a ...

Conserve our precious water

Since the Bear River canal was fixed there have been no articles about the continued effort to conserve water. People are back to hosing down parking lots in Auburn. Folks are stil ...

Sierra snow meltdown approaches its full force

With temperatures in the Sierra rising into the 80s, an unusually late mountain-snowcap meltdown is causing downstream flows to rise rapidly. For Steve Jones, Placer County Water ...

Work on Boardman Canal expected to cause some disturbances

Work on the Boardman Canal is expected to cause disturbances along Pacific Avenue near Railhead Park. The Placer County Water Agency is working to relocate a section of its Boardm ...

Our View: Conserve, prepare for the worst

Fire and water have at different times put fear into foothill residents. The fear of a devastating summer wildfire is a constant thought on many residents’ minds. The loss of wa ...

Another View: Thank you from PCWA to all its customers

The failure of the Pacific Gas & Electric Bear River Canal this spring to sustain water supplies to PCWA was a very serious situation for the people of Placer County. Thankfully w ...

Agency calls end to water shortage emergency

The Placer County Water Agency has called an end to a water shortage emergency caused by an April 19 Bear River Canal break. The agency’s board Monday also approved reduced bil ...

PG&E: Bear River Canal back to normal by early next week

PG&E said Thursday afternoon full flows in the Bear River Canal are expected to be up by early next week after an April 19 canal break near Colfax High School. The company also ce ...