Water Efficiency Rebates up to $2,000
AUBURN -- Directors of the Placer County Water Agency on Thursday approved a new expanded program that offers rebates to water customers who replace lawns with water efficient landscapes.
The new program offers rebates of up to $1 per square foot of lawn replaced with low water use plants up to $1000 for residential customers and up to $2000 for commercial customers. Converted areas may include both low-water use plants and permeable hardscape.
PCWA Deputy Director of Customer Services Linda Yager said the rebates must be approved in advance and encourages interested customers to call for a program application. Rebates are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, she said.
The board's approval followed a presentation on local and regional Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (IRWMP) projects by Yager and Rob Swartz, senior project manager for the Sacramento Regional Water Authority (RWA).
PCWA's IRWMP projects are funded through grants from the state Department of Water Resources and the RWA.
For information on available rebates, visit www.pcwa.net or call the PCWA Customer Services Center at (530) 823-4850.
In other business, PCWA directors:
- congratulated Deputy Director of Technical Services Brent Smith, whose promotion to Director of Technical Services was announced Monday (Sept. 16). Smith takes over department management Oct. 19 upon the retirement of longtime director Brian Martin.
- heard a briefing on Power System operations from Director of Power Generation Services Jay L'Estrange.
The PCWA Board of Directors will travel to eastern Placer County on Oct. 3 to meet with representatives of Lake Tahoe area water utilities. The board will convene at 8:15 a.m. at the PCWA Business Center in Auburn and then reconvene at 11:00 a.m. at the Squaw Valley Public Service District, 305 Squaw Valley Road, in Olympic Valley. PCWA board meetings are open to the public.
Information on PCWA board meetings may be obtained through the Clerk to the Board at (530) 823-4850 or (800) 464-0030. PCWA information is also posted at www.pcwa.net.
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