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|The City of Roseville is hosting an open house this Saturday, February 28, to celebrate the completion of a groundwater well project. Residents can come get a behind-the-scenes look at one of Environmental Utilities’ water supply facilities.|
|Between January and April, Roseville residents are encouraged to reuse a commonly discarded item in their home – cardboard tubes from used paper towel and toilet paper rolls. These will be used to craft flowers that will be displayed in locations throughout Roseville before being brought together as a Community Art Garden at the Celebrate the Earth Festival in April.|
|Mark your calendars to join the 2015 Roseville Greener Gardens Tour and DIY Expo on Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The self-guided tour begins at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center and features local gardens that showcase some of the region’s best examples of sustainable living.|
|The passage of the 2014 Water Bond, Proposition 1 on last November’s ballot, could be good news for Roseville. We expect that some of the water bond’s $7.5 billion dollars will be used to increase reliability of our local water supply and we will compete for funding to pay for other initiatives, which could include water recycling projects, flood protection, storage and delivery infrastructure improvements, and ecosystem restoration.|
|Environmental Utilities staff is performing equipment testing on two new groundwater wells located on the northwestern portion of the City. This project ensures that our community has a reliable supply of water, especially during a drought, by constructing groundwater wells that will reduce our reliance on surface water supplies from Folsom Lake. |
On Wednesday, February 4, we will begin testing and will be completed early next week.
One of the best way to save water indoors is to replace older, water-wasting fixtures with high-efficiency models. The bathroom is a great place to start, since it’s the largest water hog in your home, accounting for more than half of indoor water use.
Most of us never think about what happens after we flush, but there are seven City of Roseville employees who think about it every workday. They work at the city’s water-quality labs, located at the Dry Creek and Pleasant Grove Wastewater Treatment Plants, and it might surprise you to learn that it’s an interesting job.
|Today, City Manager Ray Kerridge welcomed Richard Plecker as the City of Roseville Environmental Utilities Director. |
|Frigid temperatures can cause one of winter's worst woes - frozen water pipes. Property owners and residents can take some simple precautions to prevent the inconvenience and expense of frozen water pipes.|
|Starting January 5, 2015 many residents and a few businesses will have new trash pickup days. This change is necessary to improve efficiency and reduce costs. Customers can now sign up to receive automatic email or phone reminders.|
|We are working on a utility rate study that includes long-term forecasting of operational expenses to determine if the current rates are sufficient to cover the costs of providing water, wastewater treatment, and solid waste services. Once we crunch the numbers, which is real soon, we will ensure that residents and businesses know what the study reveals. Information will be updated on our Rates page.|
|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.
|Crisp air, chilly mornings, shorter days and morning dew – these are the telltale signs that the fall season has arrived and means that you should examine your water needs for your lawn and garden. |
|The Roseville City Council, at its September 17 meeting, voted unanimously to adopt a support resolution for Proposition 1, a statewide water bond headed to the November 4 ballot for consideration by California’s voters.|
|As we approach the fall and winter months, her are some things you can do to curb watering your lawn or landscape during the cooler months. |
The City of Roseville continues to see improvement with water conservation efforts. Residents and business owners reduced their water consumption by 21.26 percent in August and has reached 18.7 percent since the start of the year. Let’s keep up the good work! To meet the community-wide goal of reducing water use by 20 percent, all of us need to continue doing our part.
If you haven’t already, sign up for Roseville’s free WaterInsight Program to get the data you need to make changes in your water usage – www.Roseville.WaterInsight.com.
|A handful of Roseville utility customers reported receiving calls from someone claiming that they were from Roseville Electric, and were on their way to disconnect their electricity due to a late payment. The callers demanded payment in the form of Money Pak card account numbers (cash gift cards) to keep the power on. This is a scam. Please visit the Finance Utility Billing page for more information.|
It's crunch time!
Hot weather is here and will be here for several more weeks. This normally means increased water usage outside to keep landscapes looking good. But this is certainly not a normal year. We are in the grips of a record-breaking, multi-year drought. Folsom Lake levels are dropping.
You can reduce your outdoor water use significantly in 15 short minutes.
|Due to increasing costs of securing our water supply and decreasing revenues due to lower water use, the City of Roseville is implementing a temporary 15% rate adjustment in the form of a drought surcharge to be included on water billings as of June 15, 2014. |
This adjustment will be applied only to customer's water usage. The cost to the average residential water customer will be about $2.
|Due to persistent drought conditions, the City of Roseville has announced mandatory water use restrictions of 20 percent for its residential and commercial water customers effective immediately. |
The water use reductions also require commercial water customers to reduce their outdoor irrigation by 30 percent, bans the washing of cars without a water nozzle or without going to a commercial car wash, prohibits washing of hardscape surfaces unless for health and safety purposes, and prohibits water waste.
“Although our recent storms were welcome, we are still in a drought and the coming months may prove to be challenging with the record low precipitation and snow pack that we have received,” said Ed Kriz, Environmental Utilities Director.