The State Water Board took action last evening, continuing water use restrictions through October. Because of the tireless efforts of many water agencies throughout the region, our collective voice was heard. A climate adjustment is now part of the emergency drought regulations, which moves Roseville’s target from 28 percent down to 25 percent.
Following a several month rate case process, City Council approved a water utility rate proposal on December 16. As a result, Roseville water customers will see changes to their bill beginning February 8, including the elimination of the 15 percent drought surcharge. Customers interested in understanding what the rate increase is for their home can use our water rate calculator.
The Sacramento region reduced water use by 30 percent in 2015. For Roseville, it was a whopping 33 percent! Now that we have begun a new year, lets continue the great work. Not sure if your New Year's resolution including saving water but get our top four things you can do to continue the water saving trend!
Environmental Utilities still has funding available for water efficiency rebates. Residential and business customers that are looking to save water should consider these rebate opportunities because they translate into money saved during the conversion and afterwards as you begin to save money on reduced water usage.
All signs of El Nino are here—that is great news! In fact, this month is already the wettest January since 2012 in the Sacramento region. This week’s drenching rain – likely to produce rain on most days over the course of the next five days – will add positively to the growing rainfall and snowfall totals.
Hot ashes and plastic trash bins don’t mix. One of the ways you can play it safe is ensuring that fireplace ashes, cigar and cigarette butts, or barbecue coals are completely extinguished before they’re placed in the trash.