water

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 ...

Reader Input: What are we doing with our water?

Careful, lest you paint a picture that only fits your H2O profile by casting stones at others, but U.S.A. consumers use more water than any other country. Why not? We are rich in ...

Earth Day water wars topic stirs debate at Sierra College forum

ROCKLIN – Water was the Earth Day topic at a Sierra College forum Tuesday that delved into everything from the current drought to the prospects of sea levels rising in future ...

Reader Input: Private well meter ludicrous

RE: “Should water authorities require usage metering for private water wells?” (Call to Readers, Journal, March 21). Those with wells on their property, as we do, bor ...

Reader Input: Beware schemes to take money

If you work, pay your taxes, meet your mortgage and pay your bills, not only does government have nothing for you, in fact, government doesn’t even remotely resemble you! I ...

Reader Input: Share water saving tips

I would like to see more articles on the front page about how to conserve water as people are still flooding the gutters by over-watering their lawns. That includes businesses and ...

Placer Water Agency to sell surplus American River water to East Bay MUD

  Placer County Water Agency is moving ahead with the sale of up to 20,000 acre-feet of water from the American River that it doesn’t have the capacity to pump for its ...

Reader Input: Drought calls for ban on certain crops

Since the drought will severely impact life’s basic necessities — food, for example — then non-life-sustaining uses, land-uses and policies must be prohibited. ...