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Auburn, Calif. – At its May 19 meeting, the Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) Board of Directors received an update from Heather Knutson, project manager, on the PCWA County-wide Master Plan (CWMP).

Authorized in 2010, the CWMP initiates a collaborative process with local water purveyors and homeowner groups to identify and document water supply, reliability, and quality problems in Placer County, particularly in unserved and underserved areas. An integral aspect of the CWMP is the appropriation of financial assistance for projects that effectively improve water supply conditions for county residents in need. It is anticipated the CWMP will be completed by the end of 2016, at which time the Board will consider its adoption.

“The CWMP serves two functions,” General Manager Einar Maisch said. “It facilitates our efforts to identify county needs related to resource stewardship and, should funding become available, the CWMP provides a baseline criteria for objectively reviewing project applications.”

Following a briefing on the CWMP, PCWA Directors approved the Screening Committee’s recommendation for the award of $129,018 in grants, through the Agency’s Financial Assistance Program, to other districts within the county. Grant awards recipients included the Foresthill Public Utility District, Tahoe City Public Utility District, Midway Heights County Water District, Squaw Valley Public Services District, and the Community Service Districts of Christian Valley, Heather Glen, and Northstar.

PCWA board meetings are open to the public.

For information on PCWA board meetings, please contact the Clerk to the Board at (530) 823-4850 or (800) 464-0030.

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