The Agency’s Water System was acquired from PG&E in 1968. It has become the largest water purveyor in the county serving more than 38,500 water accounts in several water service zones. Surface water supplies are purchased from PG&E (from the Yuba/Bear Rivers) and Agency Wide (from the American River). The Agency owns and operates 165 miles of canals, ditches, flumes and several small reservoirs, most of which were built in the gold rush era. A significant amount of Agency untreated water irrigates pastures, orchards, rice fields, farms, ranches, golf courses and landscaping. The Agency owns and operates eight water treatment plants, numerous storage tanks and approximately 600 miles of treated water pipelines. Treated surface water is sold directly to Agency customers residing in Auburn, Colfax, Loomis, Rocklin, portions of Roseville and throughout various unincorporated areas of Placer County. Agency treated water is also sold wholesale to the City of Lincoln and other purveyors who then sell it retail directly to their customers. The Agency also utilizes groundwater for customers in Eastern Placer County’s Martis Valley and to occasionally supplement surface water supplies when needed in Western Placer County.