Placer County Water Agency

Do your part to conserve water

As you are all well aware, there has been a collapse of the PG&E Bear River Canal near Colfax. This is resulting in shortages of both treated and untreated water that could have ...

Canal construction moving forward

Construction on the Bear River Canal is building momentum and PG&E said it is continuing to work to bring some water to Placer County irrigation customers. The company has finish ...

Nevada District declares water shortage emergency

The Nevada Irrigation District board of directors declared a water shortage emergency Wednesday for the agency’s Placer County irrigation customers. It is the second emergency d ...

PG&E says permanent canal fix could come by mid-June

Tuesday night local water customers spoke out about their concerns and questions surrounding the impacts an April 19 Bear River Canal break is having on their lives, while PG&E sai ...

No ad hoc committee concerning charter city in sight

Residents will have a chance to discuss whether or not they want Auburn to be a charter city, but just how the city will go about doing that was a topic of debate Monday night. In ...

Water customers have another chance for answers on shortage

The Placer County Water Agency is planning a public meeting today where it’s expected to formalize a state of emergency claim and stress water conservation after an April 19 Bear ...

Cost of canal fix unknown

PG&E is not yet focusing on the cost of a break in the 21-mile long Bear River Canal, but construction is set to begin Monday. Denny Boyles, spokesman for PG&E, said the company h ...

Behind the Signature: Jim Bennett

A visit with the Journal’s frequent letter contributors. Lives in: Auburn. “Came here in 1988 to be normal folk again.” Job: “White-haired, silver-tongued retiree. Gradua ...

Canal fix calls for an expert

Does anyone at Placer County Water Agency remember that C.C. Myers finished the collapsed Santa Monica freeway in 1994 in 74 days instead of the 140 days CalTrans allowed, and the ...

Our View: Collaboration, urgency key to canal repairs

Ironic that in a year of record snowfall and drenching rains, Auburn and Placer County face a water emergency larger than any drought in recent memory. What’s worse is the respo ...

Agency declares water shortage emergency

The Placer County Water Agency has declared a water shortage emergency to try to get repairs made to the Bear River Canal as soon as possible. Local irrigation water customers al ...

PG&E says plan for fixes to Bear River Canal could come this week

PG&E officials said Wednesday they could have a plan soon for temporary and permanent fixes to the Bear River Canal that is currently leaving about 4,800 irrigation water customers ...

How well do water-wise rules work?

Re: Placer County Water Agency, water-wise program I have handed out PCWA’s pamphlet, Water-Wise House Call Program, to many folks in the Auburn area. How is that program workin ...

Water agency urges PG&E to act on canal fix as soon as possible

The county water agency is expressing frustration at the lack of an immediate fix to a canal break that is estimated to cost Placer’s agricultural community at least $10 million ...

Water outages cause for concern in greater Auburn area

With the Placer County Water Agency continuing 24-hour outages for many of its greater Auburn area irrigation customers after an April 19 Bear River Canal break, residents and busi ...