Amador Water Agency

AWA DECLARES WATER SHORTAGE EMERGENCY FOR IONE SERVICE AREA

AWA DECLARES WATER SHORTAGE EMERGENCY FOR IONE SERVICE AREA Water Connections for New Building Halted Until Treatment Plant Capacity Is Improved For immediate release: 1/16/24 Contact: Larry McKenney, AWA General Manager, 209-223-3018 PHOTO ATTACHED:  City and county officials toured the Ione Water Treatment Plant in November, 2023, to discuss deficiencies in the plant’s ability to keep up with […]

Public Notice

AMADOR WATER AGENCYNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGARDINGA TREATED WATER SHORTAGE EMERGENCY IN THE IONE WATER TREATMENT PLANT SERVICE AREA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Amador Water Agency will hold a publichearing at special board meeting on Friday, January 12, 2024, starting at 10:00 a.m., to receivepublic comments on the Agency’s proposed Resolution declaring an […]

RECENT PROJECTS IMPROVE AWA’S WATER TREATMENT PLANT CAPACITY

Results Show Relief for the Short Term But Long Term Problems Remain PHOTO ATTACHED:AWA crews work to complete a new 18” pipe that connects the Tanner Water Treatment Plant to theplant’s treated water storage tank, relieving a bottleneck in the system that had been slowing theplant’s ability to refill the tank. For immediate release: 9/19/2023 […]

AWA Director Susan Peters Elected to MCWRA Board

(Sutter Creek) Amador Water Agency District 4 Director Susan Peters has been elected to the Mountain Counties Water Resources Association (MCWRA) Board of Directors. AWA is a member of the regional association formed to promote the importance of Sierra Nevada water resources. Peters joins the MCWRA Board consisting of six elected water board members and […]

AWA Swears in 2023 Board of Directors

For Immediate Release: 12/12/2022 Contact: LarryMcKenney AWA General Manager 209-223-3018  (Sutter Creek, CA) At the last regular Amador Water Agency Board meeting of 2022, newly elected Director Ken Deaver (District 5, Plymouth area) was sworn into a four-year term of office. Returning Directors Paul Molinelli, Jr. (District 1, Jackson area) and Susan Peters (District 4 […]

STATE ISSUES “CURTAILMENT” ORDER AFFECTING AMADOR UPCOUNTRY WATER RIGHT

(Sutter Creek) The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) has notified the Amador Water Agency that by September 3, due to statewide drought conditions, AWA must stop drawing water from the Mokelumne River under the Central Amador Water Project (CAWP) water right that allocates water to Amador’s Upcountry communities. AWA General Manager Larry McKenney said […]

AWA Directors Supported State-Funded Water Rate Assistance Program

(Sutter Creek) The Amador Water Agency Board of Directors recently voted to supporta proposed state Water Rate Assistance Program (WRAP) to provide water affordability assistance for both drinking water and wastewater services to low-income ratepayers, a bill currently under review in the California Assembly Committee on Appropriations For Immediate Release

California’s Drought Emergency Expanded To Include Amador County

Amador County is one of 41 counties included in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s expanded drought emergency declaration that now affects most of Northern California and the Central Valley. “We’re taking urgent action to address acute water supply shortfalls in northern and central California while also building our water resilience to safeguard communities in the decades ahead,” said Gov. […]

PUBLIC INPUT REQUESTED ON AWA RATE ADJUSTMENT PROCESS

Public Workshop, Thursday, May 6, 2021, 6:30 pm, Amador County Administration Center FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Larry McKenney, General Manager Amador Water Agency, 209-223-3018 (Sutter Creek) The Amador Water Agency Board of Directors has scheduled an evening public workshop to receive input from AWA customers and stakeholders in advance of anticipated adjustments to AWA water […]

AMA Water Capacity Fee Report – April 2021 DRAFT

Public comment on the AWA 2021 Water Capacity Fees Study will be accepted until Friday, May 14, 2021. Questions and comments can be sent to info@amadorwater.org.   Click here to view the Water Capacity Fee Report – DRAFT