Due to increased precipitation in recent weeks, the City of Roseville has turned off its groundwater wells. They will remain off until further notice.
"Balancing the water supplies we have available from these latest storms against the cost to operate the groundwater wells, we feel we can suspend the use of the wells for now," said Roseville Environmental Utilities Director Ed Kriz.
As a community we are facing one of the driest years on record. The water level of Folsom Lake, Roseville's primary water supply source, is at a historic low. Governor Jerry Brown has declared a statewide drought emergency.
To help Roseville achieve sustainability in the upcoming months we are asking our community to voluntarily reduce residential and commercial water use by 20 percent.
Our customers efforts to conserve during these dry times is critical in helping us maintain our already low water supply. Most residents and businesses receive their water from the City of Roseville and the customer links below relate to City water customers. Some Roseville residents in Stoneridge and in a small area north of Stanford Ranch Road and east of Highway 65 receive their water from the Placer County Water Agency, some Roseville residents east of Sierra College Boulevard receive water from San Juan Water District, and some Roseville residents on the border of Citrus Heights receive water from the Citrus Heights Water District. For those customers, please contact those agencies with questions related to your home or business water usage and water-conservation programs they offer to customers.
Customers served water by the City of Roseville have received an automated phone message from a regional mass-notification system with the caller ID (999) 999-9999 either Thursday, January 23 or Friday, January 24 with notification of groundwater well activation.
When you receive a call, answer it and once you’ve heard the message, press 1 to acknowledge receipt of the call. This will ensure you are not called repeatedly.
If you would like to report problems with the mass-notification system, please email email@example.com and describe the issue and the phone number involved.
The City of Roseville is calling for a voluntary 20 percent reduction in water use by its residents and businesses. The call for the voluntary water use reduction comes during an unprecedented period of dry conditions that have significantly depleted the water available from Folsom Reservoir, Roseville's main water supply.
To help with the voluntary 20 percent water use reduction, the City of Roseville is offering these water efficiency tips:
1. Residents and businesses should monitor water use on their utility bill. An easy way to do this is to sign up for the city’s Water Insight online program at www.roseville.waterinsight.com.
2. Reduce irrigation – shut off outdoor irrigation and only water if landscape becomes stressed.
On Dec. 9, the state of California released its latest draft of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan and related draft environmental documents. The 9,000-page BDCP and related 25,000-page environmental impact report are the next step in a long process to find ways to solve decades-long water supply and water quality issues that have plagued the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta and water exporters in Southern California. The last draft of the BDCP, which was publicly released last spring and summer, created a significant amount of concern for Roseville and others in our region.
Most specifically, the last draft projected that Folsom Reservoir could go to “dead pool” as often as once a decade. “Dead pool” is a scenario where the water level in Folsom Reservoir drops below the level of the pipes that draw water to Roseville’s water treatment plant. This scenario would be devastating to our community and its vibrant economy. Our community, and in fact, our entire state, deserves a plan that presents a range of viable options to address both the natural and manmade circumstances that could cause this scenario. One part of the state cannot be sacrificed for the prosperity of another.