A Roseville school district recently completed a project that is expected to save a lot of water. Most recently, staff replaced thousands of square feet of turf at the Roseville Joint Union Unified High school District offices on Cirby Way, thanks in part to the City’s Cash for Grass Program.
The continued drought statewide is causing Roseville to buckle down water use for another year. Last year, our customers achieved a 19.4 percent reduction. We appreciate those efforts and hope our customers continue the trend.
Roseville Electric Utility regularly looks for ways to safely improve operational efficiency and reduce costs, while maintaining our high services levels. Over five years ago, we initiated an evaluation of options to improve operational performance and reduce maintenance costs associated with management of wastewater at the Roseville Energy Park (REP).
After studying more than a dozen different options, the utility pursued an option that increased efficiency and reduced costs by using deep well injection technology. After further evaluation and study, we've determined that operational improvements and enhancements that use deep well injection technology as an alternative to the current system being used at the REP, is no longer an economically viable option.
Placer County residents are encouraged to drop off unused and expired medications at a free the Medication Take-back Day on April 18. The event takes place between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. at 10 western Placer locations. For details and locations, download the flyer.
At its March 18 meeting, the Roseville City Council approved the conversion of the Roseville City Jail to an arrestee processing center when phase 2 of the South Placer County jail at the Santucci Justice Facility opens.
The South Placer County jail is just four miles from the city's facility, and is expected to open for bookings within the next year.
The State Water Resources Control Board yesterday approved a proposal to expand water use regulations for the State of California. This move would be in addition to an action taken last July, which restricts outdoor water use and authorizes penalties for water waste. What does this mean for Roseville?
In time for event season, visitors to the area around the Vernon Street Town Square in Downtown Roseville will now be able to connect to the internet via a free wireless network thanks to a partnership between the City of Roseville and Consolidated Communications. The free Wi-Fi service is available along Vernon Street between Taylor Street and Lincoln Street.
The Vernon Street Town Square has attracted more than 100,000 visitors since it opened in August 2013, hosting a variety of events including concerts, festivals, farmers markets, wine tastings, yoga classes and children's story time.