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Tips for a water-wise summer
News ImageAlthough we have seen record-breaking rainfall and considerable amounts of snow in the Sierra Nevada, efficient water use should resume. Summer officially begins June 21, and we’ve got some great tips on how to have a beautiful landscape that is also uses water wisely.

Yellowjackets and other social wasps
News ImageThis time of year when we venture outside to picnic, BBQ, fish, gardenor just sit and enjoy the backyard, we might notice there are someunwanted creatures buzzing around sharing our space.

Wettest year on record
News ImageThe wettest winter in Northern California history resulted in more than190 percent of normal snow levels in the Sierra Nevada. The finalCalifornia Snow Survey this spring indicated a water-rich snowpack.Simply put: we have ample snow on the Sierra Mountains which will equateto more run off into the lake. As the snowpack melts, water flows intoour rivers and reservoirs, where it’s stored and used until winterreturns.


Using science to provide safe water supplies
News ImageIn the heart of the Dry Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, Daniel uses science to nurture our community. He works as a Laboratory Technician in our wastewater division. All around him, the water plant recycles residential and industrial wastewater back into a usable resource. Dan’s job is to keep an eye on the quality of that water.

Sprinkler spruce up
News ImageTake time to get your sprinkler system ready for duty this summer by doing a sprinkler spruce-up.

New water supply project underway in West Roseville
News ImageAs growth continues in the west portion of the city, EnvironmentalUtilities is fulfilling its goal of providing reliable utility servicesby initiating a water infrastructure project in West Roseville.

Roseville’s water wise rebates remain
News ImageEnvironmental 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 funding for this year is still available until June 30. These rebates translate into money saved during the conversion and afterwards as you begin to save money on reduced water usage.

Long-range planning helps Roseville now and into the future
News ImageWhen you turn the tap for water, flush your toilet, or pull the garbage can out for pick-up, these essential utility services started with a thoughtful plan years ago to identify system requirements and funding needs to keep those services going.

Watering right this winter
News ImageBy now, you’ve augmented your outdoor watering schedule to account for shorter, cooler days and possible rainfall, right? And, now you’re wondering how to continue your water saving ways indoors, right?


Got a clog? Problem solved!
News ImageYour sewer system is very much like your water heater - you don't think about it much, until it stops working. Sewers are often taken for granted - out of sight, out of mind - until the out of sight part stops working. Call us first so that, together, we can figure out the next step.

Weather-based irrigation timer rebate now available
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One of the easiest things to reduce water use is by having a watering schedule that matches the seasons. Fall is in full effect which translates into cooler, shorter days. And with a wet October -- and hopefully more rain in the coming months -- you can let Mother Nature do the watering.



Pleasant Grove wastewater plant undergoes expansion
News ImageYour Roseville utilities help purify millions of gallons of wastewater every day at two treatment facilities. This infrastructure ensures that when you flush the toilet, do a load of laundry or take a shower, that water is treated before it enters Roseville’s creeks. Work is underway right now on a multimillion dollar expansion project to increase the treatment capacity at the Pleasant Grove Wastewater Treatment Plant (PGWWTP).

Bug of the Month: Leaffooted Bug
News ImageWhen you are inspecting your garden this summer, you will find many interesting things to observe. One insect you may notice is a strange looking bug that can be over one-inch long and has an unusual appendage on its legs that looks like a leaf is attached. This bug is called the Leaffooted Bug, and it can do some damage to tomatoes, pomegranates, citrus and other ripe fruit. The damage is caused when this insect pierces the skin of ripe fruit and inserts a large sucking mouth part to the extract the juices.

Five staffers with highest state certification in water distribution
News ImageUnderneath Roseville is an intricate distribution system that allows water to move from Folsom Lake through miles of piping before it reaches customers’ taps. The distribution system includes water mains, service lines, water meters, fire hydrants, backflow devices, and groundwater wells—all necessary infrastructure to keep highly treated and safe water flowing so that customers have it when needed.

Managing mosquitos this summer
News ImageThe mosquito is an insect that can ruin a meal on the patio or make an evening walk unbearable or even dangerous. This bug is probably the most dangerous insect on the planet. It transmits disease, breeds rapidly in very little water, lives in many different climates around the world, and is enemy number one for many countries that are trying to control serious diseases.


Organics commercial recycling starts up this year
News ImageNew this year is a requirement for commercial businesses, like restaurants, coffee shops, and other places that generate food waste, to source separate organic waste from regular trash.


Two utility projects win top honors
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Two Environmental Utilities (EU) infrastructure projects and the staff that managed them were among other regional projects that received top notch awards at the Sacramento Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers ceremony held at the Crocker Art Museum in May.



Ditching lawn for something more water wise
News ImageEnvironmental Utilities (EU) customers are doing an amazing job lowering their water use through conservation programs. Roseville residents Jere and Lako Myers last year participated in EU’s highly successful Cash for Grass program.

Economic prosperity and water supply planning
News ImageRoseville is a progressive city, focused on providing services to our community for a smart, sustainable future. Part of that future includes recent gains in economic development as our economy recovers from the Great Recession-- all the while facing an unprecedented several years of drought conditions. A telltale sign of economic recovery is increased commercial and housing growth, not only in Roseville, but throughout the greater Sacramento region and statewide. We often get asked, what are we doing to ensure there is enough water to support existing and future customers.

To flush or not to flush?
News ImageJust 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.

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