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|Starting October 5, watering times for Roseville water customers will change to one-day-per-week (drip irrigation is excluded). |
In May, the City of Roseville increased its drought stage to comply with the Governor’s Executive Order and the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) aimed at reducing statewide water use for all California water agencies.
|The City of Roseville Environmental Utilities is holding two community meetings in October to update customers on proposed changes to the water utility rate structure and proposed rate increase.|
|By day, George Hanson is a senior engineer in Environmental Utilities and currently serving as project manager on a multimillion dollar expansion of the Pleasant Grove Waste Water Treatment plant.|
|The public is invited to a planning meeting Monday, October 19 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., to help prepare for the future. The Center is midway through a planning process that began earlier this year to update the 3,000 square foot exhibit hall and develop a new, one-acre outdoor extension.|
|Starting September 29, Environmental Utilities staff will perform system tests to our improved groundwater well infrastructure. We installed two new pump stations that will enable us to move groundwater throughout the city’s water service area.|
|Roseville 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 fourth year of drought. A telltale sign of economic recovery is increased commercial and housing growth, not only in Roseville, but throughout the greater Sacramento region and statewide. As the stress on the ongoing drought wears on, customers and stakeholders ask us: “Why do you continue to build when there is a water shortage or drought?”|
|Roseville’s popular Fall Front Yard Leaf Pickup Program begins November 2, 2015 and concludes mid-January 2016, weather permitting. |
Our dual-strategy residential program keeps fallen front yard leaves and debris from clogging stormwater drains and washing into our creeks and streams, disturbing the sensitive ecological balance and threatening plants and wildlife.
|Placer County residents will have multiple locations to safely discard expired and unwanted medication on October 10 between 9 a.m. and noon. This event aims to remove unnecessary prescription drugs to protect our environment, teens, young children and homes. |
|Despite the fourth year of a drought, the City continues to release potable water to both Linda Creek and Tree Lake Village. Last Wednesday, Environmental Utilities Director, Rich Plecker, provided an update on situation at the City Council meeting on August 19.|
|Just over a week ago, the American Public Works Association’s (APWA) Sacramento Chapter gave the Project of the Year award for EU’s Aquifer Storage and Recovery Wells at Hayden Parkway and Blue Oaks in the western portion of the city.|
This project, completed earlier this year, is part of the city’s long term strategy to bolster water supply reliability while also protecting groundwater resources.
|One of the most important things we do is manage and maintain the city’s sewer system so that you never have to think about it. It’s our job to make sure that the system operates without a hitch.|
|After a do-it-yourself motor oil change, what do you do with the used oil and filter?|
|A prime opportunity to clear away space in your garage and office is coming soon. The Utility Exploration Center is hosting a free drop-off event on September 12 at the Maidu Community Center where you can recycle e-waste devices or shred secure documents without getting out of your car.|
|As you might have seen or heard, Folsom Lake is dropping quickly. By the end of September, it will likely hold about 10 million gallons less than it held at its lowest point last winter.|
|With California’s current historical drought, there are many misconceptions floating around about how residents should store water and handle pools and fountains to contribute positively to the current state of emergency. The reality is many factors need to be taken into consideration, especially public health risks.|
|Every day, the city of Roseville’s wastewater treatment plants capture, treat and convert millions of gallons of wastewater into recycled water. |
Our recycled water program, which started in the 1990s with a single commercial customer, has since grown to become an important source of water, particularly during the unrelenting drought.
|Water use reduction numbers for June are in and Roseville customers continue to their part by saving 39.12 over 2013 numbers.|
|We’re pleased to present you with this annual report on city provided drinking water. As in past years, we have complied with all state and federal regulations regarding water quality. The safety and protection of our water system continues as a top priority as we regularly implement vulnerability assessment and security measures.|
|The news is filled with stories about the drought and new requirements to reduce water use, but what it means on a personal level is not always clear. So here’s the short story on what the new drought ordinance requires of each Roseville household.|
|While your One Big Bin (see onebigbin.com) eliminates the need to separate trash from recyclables, you can still take plastic, glass, aluminum, cardboard, newspapers and expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam to one of our convenient drop-off sites.|