For more than 40 years, local sculptural artist Phil Evans has been adorning buildings, landscapes and public gathering spaces – both regionally and nationally – with works of art made of metals, glass, stone and wood. Event goers who attend the May 14 Greener Gardens Tour and DIY Expo will have a chance to win a piece of art made by Evans. If you win, that artwork joins a family of notable art pieces found in the region.
Just because the package reads “flushable” doesn’t mean it’s true. Items marked as disposable or flushable do not degrade like toilet paper, and they wind up clogging pipes, lift stations and creating havoc during the wastewater treatment process. This translates into millions in clean up and repair costs.
It's that simple: mulch saves water. Roseville water customers interested in receiving FREE mulch can swing by the Placer County Fairgrounds on May 21 from 9 a.m. to noon. This is one of many ways you can be as water efficient in your garden.
Some have asked about Roseville’s water use reduction target in light of recent news media stories about the State Water Board’s April 20 meeting where members heard testimony about the future drought regulations. At this point, the state is still under drought emergency regulations, which translates into a 24 percent reduction target for Roseville
On April 16, the Environmental Utilities’ stormwater group held a creek clean up where 15 volunteers arrived just before the Celebrate the Earth Festival to spruce up a small section of Kaseberg Creek.
The most water use—about 55 percent—occurs outdoors. That’s why many Roseville customers have converted their turf into water-wise gardens, which have translated into sustainable water savings. If you’re thinking about converting your lawn to something more water wise, consider joining us at the 2016 Greener Gardens Tour and DIY Expo on Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.