PCWA Confident of Adequate Water Supplies for 2014
AUBURN -- Customers of the Placer County Water Agency are saving water and helping the county get through the worst drought Northern California has faced in a generation, it was reported Thursday (Aug. 7).
In a report to the PCWA Board of Directors, Drought Project Manager Tony Firenzi said water use through July by PCWA treated water customers was down 17.5 percent from a year ago.
"We are confident that we're going to have adequate supplies to get through the remainder of this year," he said, "and that we should have better than expected carryover for next year."
Firenzi cautioned that the good conservation response needs to continue until ongoing drought conditions improve. The water agency is asking all water users to reduce water usage by 10-20 percent. Conservation on the part of customers and PCWA operations has been the key to surviving the drought.
Board Chairman Joshua Alpine and his fellow directors applauded staff's drought management and the positive public response. "We appreciate very much that our customers are stepping up, saving water, and helping us all get through this situation," Alpine said.
- In other business, PCWA directors:
approved studies and plans for construction of a new 10-million-gallon water storage tank off Whitney Ranch Parkway in the City of Rocklin. Director of Technical Services Brent Smith said the project would improve water storage capacity for the Whitney Ranch and Sunset Industrial areas.
- heard a report from Brett Storey, a senior management analyst with Placer County, on a fuel reduction management program for lands within the PCWA Middle Fork American River Project watershed.
- heard a staff update on the agency's concerns over the environmental impacts of the proposed Bay Delta Conservation Plan. In comments submitted to state and federal officials, the agency says the plan does not adequately address impacts to upstream water demands and fisheries, fails to depict climate change, and does not include adequate funding or operational plans.
- congratulated PCWA Human Resources Manager Shelley Langan, who is the 2014 recipient of the Stephen E. Bemis Memorial Award, the top annual award presented to human resources professionals by the International Personnel Assessment Council.
The next meeting of the PCWA Board of Directors will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21, 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.
Pet Care | Real Estate | Restaurants | Tech | View All | * Add/Upgrade Business
Placer County News HeadlinesWater Savings Fall Short AgainRoseville, CA. - Customers in San Juan Water District's retail service area reduced their October water use by 26 percent, which is 10 percent less
Chapa-De Indian Health Website for PatientsAUBURN, CA - Chapa-De Indian Health is proud to announce the launch of its newly updated website will also allow patients to learn about the comprehensive healthcare services
Blindness EtiquetteRoseville, CA - If you are meeting a person who is blind or visually impaired for the first time, do you offer your hand for him to shake?
Toyota RAV4 remains reliable compact SUVRoseville, CA- There is obviously a lot to like regarding the RAV4, starting with a sticker price that ranges from $23,680 to $29,850.
Roseville, Rocklin May Get Jobs Boost from Sunset Area PlanRoseville, CA - Currently known as the Sunset Industrial area west of Highway 65 and surrounded by the cities of Roseville, Rocklin and Lincoln.
Loretta Claiborne: RevisitedRoseville, CA - Last week, I began telling you about Loretta Claiborne, an African American who was born poor, partially blind, and with an intellectual disability.
Placer County Water Agency Adopts 2016 BudgetAUBURN, Calif. - At its November 19 meeting, the Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) Board of Directors adopted the Agency's 2016 budget
Rocklin Crime Report Update: DUI Arrests JumpRocklin, CA - Rocklin police weekly crime report digest update summary for the period of November 9- 15, 2015.
Roseville and Rocklin Among Beneficiaries of Clean Energy ProjectsRoseville, CA - The Placer County Board of Supervisors received a program update on mPOWER which has funded more than $35 million in clean energy projects
Cali Bowl in Roseville November 27-29Roseville, CA- The 8th Annual California Bowl comes to Roseville on Nov. 27-29 at the Woodcreek High School football stadium
Roseville to Hold Green Gardening at Home SeriesRoseville, CA - Starting this January, the Roseville Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd. at Mahany Park
Loretta Claiborne Ran to SuccessRoseville, CA - You may have seen the Disney made-for-TV movie The Loretta Claiborne Story, in which a partially blind, African-American woman with an intellectual disability
NEWS: In Case You Missed It