PLACER COUNTY WATER AGENCY

Pool perfection: Make a splash but conserve water, too

When contractor Jim Courage got ready to put in a pool for his family, it for sure was not going to be a watered-down version. “When we built it in 2005, we wanted to show ...

Reader Input: Water before bullet trains

I want to congratulate the Placer County Water Agency for its ability to make sure that water is an affordable commodity for all of us. I got my bill today and I blew a cork. This ...

Placer Water users on tap for two sprinkling days a week

  The Placer County Water Agency is poised to ramp up its recommendations for saving water in August as the California drought continues. The agency board will be asked at a ...

Placer Water installs new water main on Auburn's High Street

Two-way traffic was moving slowly but still flowing Thursday along Auburn’s High Street as Placer County Water Agency employees worked to install a new main down the center o ...

PCWA dedicates new highway monument

OPHIR – Placer County Water Agency enshrined a piece of local history Thursday with the dedication of the new Lincoln Highway Monument. More than 50 people including PCWA st ...

Placer Water starts pumping from American River to ease drought shortage

The Placer County Water Agency has started pumping water up from the American River through a mile-long tunnel under Auburn to help prevent drought-caused shortages to its system. ...

Local garden makeover rocks water savings

Replacing lush, green lawn with rocks may seem like an extreme way to save on irrigation water. But it can be beautiful. “Most rock will look good if you plant nice plants ...

Sheep take a bite out of fire risk

The Placer County Water Agency is using sheep for fire prevention maintenance on the hill behind the headquarters on Ferguson Road in Auburn. More than 60 sheep were put on the hil ...

Rain fails to ease Placer’s drought pain

A light dusting of snow on some of the highest peaks in the Sierra on Tuesday may have provided a picture-perfect site for motorists passing over Donner Summit in the rain. But t ...

Sierra’s final snow survey shows more bare ground than snow

Hiking conditions in the Sierra Nevada high country instead of snow on the ground for skiing greeted state Department of Water Resources snow measurement teams on Thursday. And wh ...