Placer County Water Agency

Placer politics’ elder statesman heads water board

At 83, Alex Ferreira can take the long view on Placer County politics past. But he’s also a key, active player in its present and future. Born in Ophir and a lifelong resident ...

Placer elected official arrested on domestic violence charge

A Placer County elected official was arrested on a domestic violence charge Wednesday night. Lowell Martin Jarvis, a Placer County Water Agency board member, was booked into Plac ...

Giant fee boost hits Placer County Water Agency

Placer County Water Agency is facing a whopping 207 percent increase on a fee it pays the federal government to use federal land for its Middle Fork American River Project. Water ...

Water is in storage, but conservation’s still key

California is moving into the third year of below-normal snowpack. State officials have been calling on Californians to conserve, conserve, and conserve some more. The result has ...

Our View: Don’t wait for rainy days - start conserving now

Our state's snowpack is 61 percent of normal for this time of year. Auburn's rain totals are more than nine inches below normal. And, not surprisingly, state officials are predicti ...

Waste treatment flushes out concerns

Flushing a toilet isn’t supposed to add to stress levels. But septic system inspection proposals and wastewater treatment planning are adding another layer of stress to Placer C ...

Water agency board ties rate hikes further to increased use

Placer County Water Agency customers face a revised rate structure in 2009 that further rewards low water users while increasing bills for higher meter readings that typically occu ...