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AWA DISTRICT 5 DIRECTOR ART TOY RESIGNS

For immediate release: 10/2/2019 Contact:  Gene Mancebo, General Manager at Amador Water Agency, 209-223-3018 (Sutter Creek) Art Toy, representing the Plymouth area’s District 5, has resigned from the Amador Water Agency Board of Directors for personal reasons, effective Sept. 27, 2019. Toy has served as...

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AWA RELEASES RESPONSE TO 2018-2019 GRAND JURY REPORT

For immediate release: 9/4/19 Contact:         Gene Mancebo, General Manager Amador Water Agency, 209-223-3018 (Sutter Creek)  The Amador Water Agency Board of Directors approved the Agency’s detailed response to the 2018 – 2019 Amador County Civil Grand Jury report at a special board meeting...

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Customer Notification

Dear Valued Customer, The Agency recently sent emails to our e-bill customers using a protocol that inadvertently displayed all email addresses. These emails have been recalled.  We want to assure our customers that there has not been a breach in Agency security.  Proper protocols...

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Amador County Supervisors Congratulate AWA on 60 Years of Service

For immediate release: 7/11/2019 Gene Mancebo, General Manager Amador Water Agency, 209-223-3018 PHOTO ATTACHED: Amador County Board of Supervisors Chair Brian Oneto presents AWA Board President Paul Molinelli, Jr. with a formal resolution congratulating AWA on 60 years of service and commending AWA’s contribution...

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AWA Water Treatment Operator George Barnes Honored for Work on Buckhorn Water Treatment Plant

For immediate release: 7/11/2019 Gene Mancebo, General Manager Amador Water Agency, 209-223-3018 PHOTO ATTACHED: AWA Water Treatment Operator George Barnes (right) with his “Outstanding Small Plant Operator Award,” for his work at AWA’s Buckhorn Water Treatment Plant. Presenting the award is Joel Mottishaw, AWA...

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AWA BOARD RESPONDS TO GRAND JURY REPORT

For Immediate Release: 7.2.19 Contact: Gene Mancebo, General Manager Amador Water Agency, 209-223-3018 (Sutter Creek) The 2018 – 2019 Amador County Civil Grand Jury report on the Amador Water Agency has been received and is being reviewed by AWA Directors and Agency management. In...

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AWA DIRECTORS SWORN INTO OFFICE

For immediate release: 12/17/18 Contact: Gene Mancebo, General Manager Amador Water Agency, 209-223-3018 PHOTO ATTACHED: (l-r) AWA Directors Paul Molinelli, Jr., Art Toy and Susan Peters were sworn in to the Amador Water Agency Board of Directors at the December 14 AWA Board...

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Did You Know?

Wondering about Black Slime Mold on Plumbing Fixtures and Appliances? Your water is safe to drink. Black mold and slime that can appear in sinks, toilets, dishwashers, etc. is not found in the drinking water supply. Instead, it is caused by airborne mold...

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Tree Mortality

On December 28, 2017 Agency crews felled several trees near the Agency’s potable Water Tank C.  These trees were casualties of the bark beetle epidemic currently impacting many communities in the foothills and mountains of California.  The Agency has a project in place that...

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Amador Schools Lead Testing

KCRA 3 reporter, Kevin Oliver, will be airing a report this afternoon about lead samples taken at 50 schools in the region and the results. Amador High School will be among the schools reported. Amador Water Agency contacted Amador County Unified School District earlier...

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Mokelumne River Watershed Forest Improvement Project Underway

MOKELUMNE RIVER WATERSHED FOREST IMPROVEMENT PROJECT UNDERWAY PROJECT WILL REDUCE WILDFIRE RISK AND IMPROVE, PROTECT WATER SUPPLY For immediate release: 9/6/17 Contact: Gene Mancebo, General Manager Amador Water Agency, 209-223-3018 (Sutter Creek) Work has begun on a high-priority Mokelumne River watershed improvement project managed...

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Six New Fire Hyrdrants on Buckhorn Ridge

One of the 6 new fire hydrants on Buckhorn Ridge, part of a water main improvement project in Pioneer. The project connects the water tank on Deadwood Court to homes on Carson Drive. It will increase fire hydrant flows and help eliminate periods of...

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AWA H.R. Head Receives National Guard Patriotic Award

Former employee and Reservist, Mike Finch, nominated Karen Gish (AWA Human Resources and Customer Service Manager) for the Patriotic award. Patriotic awards are awarded to an individual supervisor for support. Awards reflect the efforts made to support citizen warriors through a wide range of...

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Water Agency Saves Ratepayers Millions

In recent years, the Amador Water Agency has successfully completed numerous projects and implemented programs that improve service and save our ratepayers millions of dollars. Examples of cost saving projects include: The Gravity Supply Pipeline project (pictured) is now saving the Agency about $250,000...

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Wondering What’s the Big Hole in Buckhorn?

For immediate release: 4/18/17 Gene Mancebo, General Manager Amador Water Agency, 209-223-3018 PHOTO ATTACHED: Visible from Hwy. 88 in Buckhorn, Amador Water Agency’s new water treatment and recycling facilities now under construction include a large “wet well” that will operate below ground when completed....

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Pioneer Water Rehabilitation Project

Pioneer Water Rehabilitation Project March 22,2017 To: Neighbors of the Pioneer Water Rehabilitation Pipeline Project From: Brandt Cook, AWA Resident Engineer, (209) 257-5206 The Amador Water Agency (AWA) will be constructing the Central Amador Water Project (CAWP) Pioneer Water Rehabilitation Pipeline Project (Project). The...

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AWA Directors Vote to form a Local Ground Water Sustainability Agency

THE COUNTY OF AMADOR AND JACKSON VALLEY IRRIGATION DISTRICT WILL ALSO VOICE TO JOIN AWA IN A JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT For immediate release: 2/13/17 Contact: Gene Mancebo, General Manager Amador Water Agency, 209-223-3018 Photo Attached: Paul Molinelli, Jr. was sworn in to the Amador...

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