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Job Opportunity: Deputy Director of Customer Services

Placer County Water Agency

Monday, October 05, 2015

The Placer County Water Agency is recruiting for a Deputy Director of Customer Services. This is an at-will management position. The individual appointed to this key leadership position will lead and coordinate the activities of the Agency’s Customer Services division, including customer service, billing, cash and collections. Additional areas of responsibility and oversight for the incumbent include overseeing the operation and data integrity of the HTE systems related to cash, billing and customer records; collecting and analyzing data and preparing reports, revenue estimates and recommendations on water usage, demand, system operations and efficiency, rates, schedules and work volume; project management for a variety of billing, rate and collections projects; and providing complex assistance to the Director of Customer Services.

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Reservoir and water conditions for October 4, 2015

Monday, October 05, 2015
Here are the latest reservoir and water conditions:


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California’s quest to save water may come at an ecological cost

Monday, October 05, 2015

ush lawns have become vilified during California’s historic drought that is searing the state for the fourth consecutive year. And removing thirsty turf has been rewarded with generous incentives from local water districts, rebates so popular that the demand has outstripped funds available.

But now, some ecologists are raising concern that the state’s water conservation fervor may be harmful to the environment.

“The key thing is what are we replacing lawns with,” said Peter Gleick, president and co-founder of the Pacific Institute, a global water think tank based in Oakland, California.

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'We can't relax our guard,' state water official warns as conservation effort lags

Friday, October 02, 2015

For the first three years of California's drought, calls for water conservation got little traction.

Then in April, Gov. Jerry Brown ordered a mandatory 25% cut, and California took notice. Through the summer, residents slashed water use dramatically, up to 31% in July.

But in August, conservation dipped for the first time since Brown's order took effect.

Californians cut back their urban water use in August by 27% compared with the same month in 2013, state regulators announced Thursday.

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RFP: Seeking Sustainable Landscape Market Transformation Assistance

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Using Market Transformation Principles to Accelerate the Transition to Sustainable Landscaping in California: 

Initial Research & Market Transformation Plan Refinement

The California Urban Water Conservation Council (Council) seeks expertise to launch Phase 1 of
its Market Transformation Plan to accelerate the transition to multiple-benefit, sustainable
landscaping in California. More specifically, as detailed in the RFP, the Council is seeking to
engage individuals or organizations with capabilities and capacities, in the very short term, to
begin essential market research and plan refinement.

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