We're again experiencing a rash of thefts of costly backflow devices, and we want to remind commercial property owners of some measures they can take to make their backflow devices less attractive to theives, and easier for police to track.
Last October, then-Roseville Mayor Pauline Roccucci and several other local leaders discussed the growing metal theft issue that has swept California and the nation at a press conference in Roseville. Included was discussion of two recently signed metal theft bills, Senate Bill 1045 and Senate Bill 1387, that tightened existing law to help make it more difficult for thieves to sell stolen metal.
Additionally, Mayor Roccucci helped unveil a new water backflow theft prevention effort developed by Environmental Utilities and Roseville Police Department.
If you’re like most people who like to keep track of the weather before you head out the door, you notice one distinct weather condition – persistently dry, warm conditions with little snow or rain. This year is particularly noteworthy because we are breaking records – January through April 2013 has been the driest on record.
Logically, that gets most folks wondering – are we headed for a drought?