The City of Roseville announced additional water-use restrictions for Roseville water customers in light of Governor Brown’s Executive Order and the May 6 State Water Resources Control Board’s drought emergency action requiring increased statewide water-use reductions.
To meet the 25 percent statewide water reduction goal, City of Roseville customers are required to reduce water consumption by 28 percent over 2013, an 8 percent decrease from last year. This will require the implementation of more stringent drought provisions.
For residential customers, the most noticeable change includes watering day restrictions for outdoor irrigation. Watering days for residential turf will be limited to two days per week, Monday and Friday only, before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m. Commercial customers will have watering days limited to Monday and Thursday.
Once upon a time, people simply dug big holes and threw in every kind of trash imaginable. When that hole was full, they dug another one. Today, we’re very careful about how we design and build landfills and are much more cautious about what we throw into them.
We flush or wash things down the drain and they disappear, right? That’s all most of us know (or want to know) about sewers. But what you don’t know about sewer systems can hurt you. Sewer line backups and overflows are serious health hazards and they’re painfully expensive to clean up. Among the most expensive repairs to a sewer service is from damage caused by tree roots growing inside sewer pipes.
Roseville customers continue to reduce water use as the state endures a fourth year of a drought. March numbers show that residents and businesses have reduced water use by nearly 19 percent over this time in 2013. Since the start of the year, water consumption in Roseville is down 14.9 percent.
Think of a glass of water with a full pitcher standing by for refills. That’s a good picture of the relationship between Folsom Reservoir and the Sierra Nevada snowpack before the drought. Rain and runoff from local creeks filled the reservoir during the winter months. As temperatures warmed, the melting snowpack sent down a steady stream of water to refill the lake as more than a half million people used its water for drinking, washing, irrigating, etc. and government agencies released it downstream for the environment.
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.