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Placer County Online
Rocklin’s Sierra College expected to decrease annual water use by 30 percent

Sep 29, 2014

Conversion of sports fields to drought-resistant turf realizes big gains  In recent years, Colin Irwin, deputy director of plant operations at Sierra College, and his department colleagues have been aggressively implementing water saving measures.  While the Sierra Joint Community College District Rocklin’s holdings consist of slightly more than 300 acres, the 50-building central campus...

Placer County Online
Rocklin’s Sierra College expected to decrease annual water use by 30 percent

Conversion of sports fields to drought-resistant turf realizes big gains  In recent years, Colin Irwin, deputy director of plant operations at Sierra College, and his department colleagues have been aggressively implementing water saving measures.  While the Sierra Joint Community College District Rocklin’s holdings consist of slightly more than 300 acres, the 50-building central campus...

Davis Vanguard
Mayor’s Corner: Mayor Reiterates Opposition to MRAP

Sep 29, 2014
Mayor’s Corner: Mayor Reiterates Opposition to MRAP

by Dan Wolk This is the second installment of the “Mayor’s Corner,” a monthly column intended to provide an update of what’s happening at the City Council and introduce any new policy initiatives. And even if our town muckraker, Bob Dunning, poked fun at my first effort (my favorite line: “Quick, honey, grab the...

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Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Council Removes Thorny Issues, Focus Shifts to Big Three

Sep 5, 2014
Commentary: Council Removes Thorny Issues, Focus Shifts to Big Three

Give new Mayor Dan Wolk credit here, he has done a good job in his disjointed first month on the job (disjointed because of the calendar) of clearing out some thorny issues. He stepped up in July to put forward water rates that could actually gain enough community consensus to put the issue to...

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Davis Vanguard
What We Can Learn From the City Survey Results

Sep 2, 2014
What We Can Learn From the City Survey Results

The city has finally released the telephone survey results from Godbe Research which was conducted from June 11 to June 16, 2014. Godbe surveyed 504 Davis registered voters during their 20 minute survey conducted in consultation with City staff. Much has been made out of the polling on the parcel taxes, which continues to...

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Davis Vanguard
City to Call For 30 Percent Water Conservation Measures

Aug 29, 2014
City to Call For 30 Percent Water Conservation Measures

In the City Newsletter that was emailed to the public on Thursday, the city reports, “The Governor and State Water Resources Control Board enacted emergency regulations to promote further water conservation. The regulations require urban water agencies activate their Water Shortage Contingency Plans. In Davis, this would represent a Stage 3 water shortage emergency...

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Davis Vanguard
City-Ratepayers Cut Deal to End Litigation, Pave Way for Approvals of Water Rates

Aug 27, 2014
City-Ratepayers Cut Deal to End Litigation, Pave Way for Approvals of Water Rates

Coming out of closed session on Tuesday night, Mayor Dan Wolk announced a settlement agreement with YRAPUS that will end all litigation and preclude the group from attempting further measures aiming at stopping or otherwise delaying the water project from going through with the currently approved rates. City Attorney Harriet Steiner announced, “We’d like...

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Placer County Online
PCWA sees opportunity in water bond election

AUBURN - Funding for water resource improvements in Placer County could be possible if California voters support the $7.12 billion bond issue on the Nov. 4 ballot, it was reported at Thursday’s (Aug. 21) meeting of the Placer County Water Agency Board of Directors. PCWA leaders have been studying the funding opportunities following the State...

Davis Vanguard
City: Water Well Levels Dropping; Conservation Measures

Aug 21, 2014
City: Water Well Levels Dropping; Conservation Measures

by Stacey Winton The City of Davis municipal well water levels have dropped 10 feet since 2008. This year, the March to July 2014 well water levels, dropped an average of 54 feet. A drop in water levels is typical in late summer. However, in the same period of 2013, wells dropped only 49...

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Davis Vanguard
Will Davis Have Well-Water if Drought Worsens?

Aug 11, 2014
Will Davis Have Well-Water if Drought Worsens?

Last week, attorney, former councilmember and water project opponent Michael Harrington made a comment on the Vanguard: “Give it a few years, and I seriously think that Davis will pull out of the JPA surface water plant as being a worthless dinosaur that is costing ratepayers too much for too little. With climate change...

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