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PCWA and Colfax High School are Beating the Buckets for Proper Tree Care

Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) is launching a new outreach effort to encourage proper tree watering as California enters a third year of serious drought and PCWA asks customers to reduce water by 20 percent. The outreach campaign features Colfax High School’s newly-formed “Bucket Band” to raise awareness that a 5-gallon bucket is a great […]

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Critical partnership prevents Duncan Fire from spreading in Tahoe National Forest

On July 21, six employees of Placer County Water Agency (“PCWA”) helped successfully contain a small fire in the Tahoe National Forest. Nate Wood, Jordan Helm, and Josh Rodarte, of PCWA’s Power Systems Division, spotted the fire around 9 a.m. near Duncan Diversion, a tributary to the Middle Fork American River. After reporting the fire […]

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Success in the Sierra: French Meadows Partnership Doubles Pace in Second Season of Work

FRENCH MEADOWS, Calif. December 3, 2020 – After six months of strategic forest treatments, partners of the French Meadows Forest Restoration Project (Project) are wrapping up their second season of implementation work. Located in the headwaters of the Middle Fork American River, in the Tahoe National Forest, the Project aims to restore forest health by […]

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French Meadows Partnership Completes its First Season of Work

FRENCH MEADOWS, Calif. December 12, 2019 – After six months of strategic forest treatments near French Meadows Reservoir, partners of the French Meadows Forest Restoration Project (Project) are wrapping up their first season of implementation work. Located in the headwaters of the Middle Fork American River, in the Tahoe National Forest, the Project is one […]

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Western Area Power Administrator to Power Three of PCWA’s Largest Water Infrastructure

AUBURN, Calif. June 19, 2019 – Following a five-year study, the Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) has agreed to receive its full energy needs, for three of its largest delivery points, from the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) starting July 1. The PCWA Board of Directors finalized the decision by approving agreements with WAPA at its […]

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PCWA Files Suit Against California WaterFix

AUBURN, Calif. August 28, 2017 – On August 17, 2017, the Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) filed suit in Placer County Superior Court challenging the California Department of Water Resources’ (DWR) approval of the California WaterFix (WaterFix) Environmental Impact Report. The WaterFix proposes to add additional points of diversion for the State Water Project and […]

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Placer County water agencies join proposed Sites Reservoir project

Roseville’s City Council and Placer County Water Agency’s (PCWA) Board of Directors this week opted into the initial phase of the Sites Reservoir project—a proposed off stream surface water facility west of the Sacramento River. With this approval, both water agencies will officially invest into the project and join other water districts in providing necessary […]