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Reader Input: Water costs climbing up

I do not understand why I pay more in my water bill than I do for electric. I live in a little mobile (home) and I do not use much water at all. I am on SSI and there is no disco ...

Reader Input: Dealership wastes water

With all the concerns with the drought, is it really a good use of water to be spraying down cars on dealer lots now? One of our local dealerships has been called out twice now o ...

Reader Input: Water is one of God’s miracles

Can you imagine what a miracle our weather is? What does it take to draw trillions of gallons of water out of the oceans through evaporation and then deposit that back on the mount ...

Reader Input: Of pie, rye and a dearth of water

I don’t claim to be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but a few things have come to my attention. 1. The high-speed train, in my opinion, is a loser. I foresee an empty tra ...

Call to readers: Saving water

How do you plan to conserve more water? We need your help keeping this conversation going. We want to publish your letters, but they must include your first and last name, city y ...

Snow levels to impact more than winter sports

The seasonal closure of Sierra at Tahoe Ski Resort highlighted the dire situation facing winter sports, but the low snow totals could mean problems for other businesses in the regi ...

Reader Input: What do those opposed think now?

Facing the worsening drought here in California, this born-and-bred Californian remembers back in junior high school, asking my teacher why we do not have salt-removal plants simil ...

Reader input: State of Jefferson a good idea

My one argument for supporting the State of Jefferson is water resource. Since living in California my pet peeve has been the depletion of Northern California water, rivers and str ...

Reader Input: Are planners drought-savvy?

As a consumer of water, I have been watching my water consumption to do my part in conserving this precious resource. We are constantly being reminded that we are in a drought an ...

Reader Input: 8 reasons to avoid fracking

(Allow me to supply you) reasons for “no fracking.” 1. Under the misguided motto “Less oil from Middle East, dig ours,” we destroy our land and water to & ...

Reader input: Make the best investment of them all

Imagine that you are meeting with your financial adviser.  You tell your adviser that you want a very safe investment that is sure to give you a good return, has solid value i ...

Grand jury: More water for Newcastle Elementary

The Placer County Grand Jury has issued its findings on the fire safety situation at Newcastle Elementary School: The school’s fire hydrant system needs more water capacity. ...

Reader Input: Sewer fees should be pro-rated on usage

It is my understanding that the Auburn City Council is supposed to be looking out for the taxpayers. It seems to me that this is not the case. I have lived at (my) address for ov ...

Reader Input: State should step up to desalination

Facing the worsening drought here in California, this born-and-bred Californian remembers back in junior high school, asking my teacher why we do not have salt removal plants simil ...

Reader Input: Sac residents urged to save

I am making a simple plea to the good people of Sacramento: Could you all cut back on your lavish consumption of water? In this period of unprecedented drought, the city elite ...