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10th annual Celebrate the Earth Festival attracts thousands
Thousands of residents swarmed over Mahany Park for the 10th annual Celebrate the Earth Festival on April 22. Visitors were treated to exciting displays that included everything from snapping turtles to couch-eating trucks!

Approximately 5,000 visitors attended the festival. That is the attendance as in past years.

Sprinkler spruce up
Take 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
As 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.

Mark your calendars for the next medication take-back day
Placer County's next medication take-back day will be Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is an opportunity to clean out your medicine cabinets and safely dispose of expired and unneeded prescription, over-the-counter and veterinary medications. There will be eleven drop-off locations in Placer County. Locations in the Roseville area include the Maidu Community Center, Granite Bay High School, Roseville High School and Sun City Roseville.

Recycling drop-off locations
Did you know that the city of Roseville has drop-off locations for recycling of certain materials. These locations were established so that you have alternatives to recycle in addition to simply placing it in your trash and recycling bin.

Proposed rate increases for water, wastewater and solid waste services
News ImageCity of Roseville Environmental Utilities is proposing utility rate increases for water, wastewater and solid waste services. The rate increases will help maintain financial resiliency, offset infrastructure maintenance and rehabilitation costs, and comply with current and future unfunded mandates—all of which ensures high levels of customer service and reliable utility services.


Mulch Mayhem returns to Roseville May 20
News ImageIt's that simple: mulch saves water. Roseville water customers interested in receiving FREE mulch can swing by the Placer County Fairgrounds on May 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. This is one of many ways you can be as water efficient in your garden.

Background on rate case process
When Environmental Utilities embarks on a rate setting process, staff factors in a number of considerations to ensure that regulatory and legal requirements are met, debt obligations are covered, there are adequate reserves to meet financial requirements and cover unforeseen operating expenses. Staff balances all factors, including consideration of cost impacts to customers.

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.

Keeping your wastewater system in tip-top shape
News ImageFlush and forget—that’s the approach most of us take to sewer systems.
Fortunately, there’s a team of about 30 city employees in our Wastewater Collections Division that always thinks about the system.

Placer County water agencies join proposed Sites Reservoir project
News ImageRoseville’s City Council and Placer County Water Agency’s (PCWA) Board of Directors last week opted into the initial phase of the Sites Reservoir project—a proposedoff-stream, surface water facility west of the Sacramento River.

Utility Payment Scam
News ImageA handful of Roseville utility customers reported receiving calls from someone claiming that they were from Roseville Utilities, 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.

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).

Wastewater utility receives national recognition
News ImageRoseville’s Wastewater Utility has been recognized as a “Utility of the Future Today” by the Utility of the Future Recognition Program. The program celebrates the progress and exceptional performance of the nation’s wastewater utilities.

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.

Customers encouraged to continue water saving ways
News ImageEarlier this year, Mother Nature greeted us with increased rainfall and a healthy snowpack, positioning us with ample water supplies throughout the spring and summer. This change was a welcome sight to many in Northern California—and provided much needed relief from drought conditions.

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