Yellow Pages |   News Updates |   Events Calendar |   Movie Times | Recycling
Rocklin & Roseville Today Local Events
HOME

Imploring Water Conservation: Snowpack Worries Officials



AUBURN -- With a thin mountain snowpack producing even less water than expected, leaders of the Placer County Water Agency are continuing to encourage water conservation by all customers.

In a report Thursday (May 15) to the PCWA Board of Directors, Director of Technical Services Brent Smith said the agency now expects a 41 percent reduction in water deliveries this year from PG&E mountain reservoirs.

 In a normal year, he said, PG&E would supply up to 110,400 acre-feet of water.  The allocation in this drought year has been reduced to 65,605 acre-feet.  PCWA is making up for part of the deficit by pumping a significant amount of additional water from the American River and activating two wells in the Sunset Industrial area to augment supplies.

 Smith and other staff members recommended that water conservation measures now in effect be continued.  It was noted that through April, PCWA customers had conserved and total usage was below the agency's target.  "Our customers' response has been really good," said Director of Strategic Affairs Einar Maisch.

        The water agency asks all customers to reduce water use by a minimum of 10%, with a 20 percent overall conservation goal until the drought is over.  A comprehensive report on drought conditions is scheduled for the board's June 5 meeting.  

 In other business, PCWA directors:

    -heard an update on PCWA's participation in the 2014 Placer County Agricultural Tour which is scheduled for June 4.  The tour will highlight local water systems and include a visit to the PCWA American River Pump Station. 

For information and reservations, contact the Placer County Resource Conservation District at (530) 885-3046, ext. 118.  The next regular board meeting of the PCWA Board of Directors will be held at 2 p.m. on June 5 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.   For drought updates and water conservation information, see www.pcwa.net.

CALIFORNIA DROUGHT WATCH SERIES

Now on FB, thanks for the love!




Placer County News Headlines

Jazz Sampler Concert Sunday in RocklinRocklin, CA -The Sierra College Music Department is proud to present a Sampler Concert on Sunday, September 25th

WJU Opens New Science LabROCKLIN, Calif. - William Jessup University recently announced the opening of its new Gandy Chemistry Lab to students this semester, thus paving the way

Sacramento Capital Cup Fundraising Shatters $500,000 Goal Roseville, Calif. - Organizers of the Sacramento Capital Cup announced that they have surpassed their $500,000 fundraising goal

Lincoln Showcase Tonight at Beermann PlazaLincoln, CA- Lincoln Showcase returns to Beermann Plaza tonight with local food, wine and craft beer and live music.

Weekend Starts Here: Autumn Kicks Off with Fun EventsRoseville, CA- The first weekend of autumn will see a return of warmer weather along with a fun assortment of local events in the Roseville and Rocklin area

Video: Roseville State of the City AddressRoseville, CA- Roseville Mayor Carol Garcia kicks off the 2016 State of the City address highlighting the city of Roseville's strengths.

Oktoberfest at The Village at Squaw Valley September 24thSquaw Valley kicks off fall with the return of Oktoberfest, featuring authentic German craft beer, food, music and Bavarian-themed competitions.

Paid Placer County Poll Workers NeededAUBURN, Calif. -- Can't get enough of this year's election? The best seats in the house on Election Day are still available - and we'll pay you to take them.

Free Design & Engineering Advice in Rocklin and SacramentoRocklin, -- In celebration of National Manufacturing Day, on October 7, 2016, Sierra College, SME Sacramento Valley and Hacker Lab

Trash Talk Community Meeting in Roseville October 4thRoseville, CA - The Western Placer Waste Management Authority will host its sixth annual community meeting Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 6 p.m. to discuss odors and other operational issues

Mazda CX-9 a major hit with redesignRoseville, CA- The V6 engine is gone and the horsepower has been reduced, which leaves one wondering just what the heck Mazda was thinking when it put together the redesigned CX-9

Free Health & Wellness Fair September 23 in RocklinRocklin, CA -- Did you know that right here in Placer County there are a wide range of Health and Wellness services designed just for seniors and their caregivers?


NEWS: In Case You Missed It