Think of a glass of water with a full pitcher standing by for refills. That’s a good picture of the relationship between Folsom Reservoir and the Sierra Nevada snowpack before the drought. Rain and runoff from local creeks filled the reservoir during the winter months. As temperatures warmed, the melting snowpack sent down a steady stream of water to refill the lake as more than a half million people used its water for drinking, washing, irrigating, etc. and government agencies released it downstream for the environment.
A Roseville school district recently completed a project that is expected to save a lot of water. Most recently, staff replaced thousands of square feet of turf at the Roseville Joint Union Unified High school District offices on Cirby Way, thanks in part to the City’s Cash for Grass Program.
The continued drought statewide is causing Roseville to buckle down water use for another year. Last year, our customers achieved a 19.4 percent reduction. We appreciate those efforts and hope our customers continue the trend.
Richard Plecker began his job as the city’s Environmental Utilities (EU) Director in January of this year. Now that he’s had a few months to settle in to his new role, we thought it would be a good time to ask him a few questions and give you the chance to get to know our new Director.
Placer County residents are encouraged to drop off unused and expired medications at a free the Medication Take-back Day on April 18. The event takes place between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. at 10 western Placer locations. For details and locations, download the flyer.
Your unwanted e-waste should not end up in your trash bin. Instead, bring old electronics to the Roseville Utility Exploration Center and we’ll recycle them for free! Although we no longer accept televisions, we are happy to take computers, monitors, printers, cell phones, stereo equipment and wiring/cables.