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Placer County Government Offices Cut Water Use

Cities, counties and even the state is asking residents to conserve water in California’s 3rd year of drought. The Placer County Board of Supervisors heard from the Community Development Resource agency Planning Services Division with an update on efforts to reduce water consumption in various county departments and agencies during the current drought. Department heads talked about not watering lawns and not washing county vehicles and offered suggestions such a low flow toilets and replacing lawns with turf. Staff felt the County was doing a good job in conserving water during the drought and was also looking into how to reclaim water. After the discussion Supervisor Kirk Uhler threw a wet blanket on the report by summarizing a discussion he had recently with the Placer County Water Agency.

Uhler on water 1

Uhler wants to see better management of the state’s most valuable resource. He also wants to see government dollars spent where they will make a difference.

Uhler on water 2

The State, as well as PCWA and other groups still encourage residents to be mindful of their water use during the drought. The Supervisors met in Board Chambers Tuesday morning at 175 Fulweiler Ave., in Auburn.

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