The City of Roseville wants to give kudos and spotlight customers who have reduced their water use and/or implemented water saving measures – like Cash for Grass or other rebate programs, modified behavior changes and the like – that have resulted in significant water savings.
Water saving efforts by Roseville residents and business owners continue and we’re still on course to reduce water use by 20 percent this year. In November alone, customers saved more than 29 percent as compared to this time last year. In total, Roseville has cut water use by 19.1 percent since January.
We are working on a utility rate study that includes long-term forecasting of operational expenses to determine if the current rates are sufficient to cover the costs of providing water, wastewater treatment, and solid waste services. Once we crunch the numbers, which is real soon, we will ensure that residents and businesses know what the study reveals. Information will be updated on our Rates page.
As a result of California voters, Proposition 1 —a $7.5 billion statewide water bond measure—was approved on election day, creating a new funding stream to bolster statewide water supply projects and programs. For Roseville, it could mean leveraging grant monies to supplement local resources to pay for projects that will boost water supply reliability both now and into the future.
During wet years, Folsom Lake provides our city with a high-quality, reliable water supply. Recent years have been anything but wet, however, and the historic drought has required us to supplement supplies with water from groundwater wells to ensure uninterrupted service. This blend of water sources is called conjunctive use.