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AUBURN --  Directors of the Placer County Water Agency on Thursday (Apr. 17) heard a series of staff reports on the agency's efforts to reduce water use during the current drought.

PCWA drought project manager Tony Firenzi reported that letters were mailed to all 38,000 customers informing them of the water use restrictions adopted by the Board at its April 10 meeting and advising them of actions to be taken to achieve the necessary reductions in water use.

Director of Administrative Services Michael Willihnganz reported that the agency's 2014 Drought Updates webpage has been improved over the last few days.  "We have a much more vibrant and robust drought page now.  We've added many water savings tips for both treated and untreated water customers, a water use calculator, and a water efficient landscape resources section where customers can find local nurseries and growers, irrigation houses, and information on eco-friendly landscape designs.  These are all great resources to help customers stay informed about the drought and use less water," he said.

Deputy Director of Customer Services Linda Yager said the agency is ramping up customer outreach efforts to emphasize the importance of water efficiency now and throughout the duration of the drought.

Yager, who manages the PCWA's water efficiency program, says there are many available resources to help people save water.  "Many people ask what they can do to save water," said Yager.  "Here are some of the best ways to save:  Limit showers to five minutes or less, wash only full loads of dishes and clothes, and fix plumbing leaks immediately.  Outside, limit landscape watering to two days per week, use native and drought-tolerant plants in your yard or garden, and adjust sprinklers to reduce overspray and runoff."

In other business, PCWA directors:

  • heard an update on a private water project in the Granite Bay area where the Hidden Valley Community Association is replacing a very old water system.  The project is slated for completion later this year at a cost of about $3.4 million, with each property owner contributing about $21,000.
  • welcomed Placer County author and agricultural booster Joanne Neft, who briefed the board on the growing local food movement and the importance of water in supporting local agriculture.
  • welcomed Shaun Rundle, newly-appointed representative for Region 3 of the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA).  PCWA is an active participant in Region 3 and statewide ACWA affairs.

The next regular meeting of the PCWA Board of Directors will be held at 2 p.m. on May 1 at the PCWA Business Center, 144 Ferguson Road, in Auburn.  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.


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