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.
New trash and green waste pickup schedules now available
Starting January 5, many residences and a few businesses will have new trash pickup days and green waste weeks. This change is necessary to increase efficiencies and reduce costs. Now available online is the new 2015 trash and green waste schedule available under "Resources."
We keep a close eye on the city’s sewer system to prevent leaks and spills. The large pipes that carry wastewater into the treatment plants are a special concern, which is why the city embarked last year on project costing more than a half million dollars to repair and stabilize the bank along Dry Creek.
Shoppers love “Black Friday,” the day after Thanksgiving—and so do plumbers. Americans spend more money on Black Friday than they do on any other day of the year, while plumbers make more money on that day than on any other.
Join us one Thursday night a week for 10 weeks starting January 15 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Gain a wealth of information through presentations by Master Gardeners, landscape professionals and other experts who can help you learn how to save money, be water efficient and sustain a healthy and beautiful landscape.
With the return of the cold weather we tend to see an increase in fires related to ash from fireplaces and outdoor fire pits that were improperly disposed of in refuse cans and the city’s open space.
These fires have caused both structure fires and have lead to fires starting inside of refuse trucks. Fires in refuse trucks usually cause major damage to the truck, endanger the driver and in many cases will require the replacement of the truck.